Visitor Information

While community spread of COVID-19 is still occurring, we will continue to restrict who can visit our hospitals and who can accompany patients to appointments. We don’t like limiting visitors, but it helps reduce the risk of exposure to patients and staff. Please click below for more information.

All Visitor Information

Please call the Yale New Haven Health
call center with questions:
833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644)

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

Patients in the following categories will be allowed one (1) visitor per day. These categories are limited to COVID negative patients only. 

  • Inpatients: One visitor per day from noon - 8 pm (no swapping)
  • Children's: Two designated parents/caregivers during visiting hours, 10 am - 6 pm. Preferably these two visitors are from the same household. Only one person permitted outside of visiting hours. Parent/Caregivers may swap out with the second alternate parent/caregiver for overnight stays after 3 days until the patient is discharged. Pedi ED: Two parents/caregivers permitted. Visitors must be over 21.
  • Emergency: One per patient (no swapping)
  • Hospital-based testing: No visitors to tests within main hospital
  • Labor and Delivery: One primary support person can stay with the patient 24/7. This person cannot be swapped out and must be asymptomatic for COVID. They must also wear a mask whenever a healthcare professional is in the room or when walking the halls. A second support person may be present during labor and the immediate recovery period, at staff discretion. They must leave when recovery is over. This person must also be without COVID symptoms, must wear a mask when healthcare professionals are in the room and may not swap out with someone else.
  • Non-Hospital Ambulatory: One visitor, to the extent possible
  • Psychiatry: One visitor per day, noon - 8 pm (no swapping)
  • OR /SDS/Procedures: One visitor