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Visiting Hours

Sinai Health’s visitor policy has been updated to allow essential visitors (care partner) for patients at Mount Sinai Hospital. Please read about current visitor access here and check before coming to the hospital each time to ensure you are up-to-date with the latest information.

Mount Sinai’s family presence policy means that we welcome families and caregivers to be with patients 24 hours a day. To help patients get the rest they need, we observe Quiet Hours.

Quiet Hours are from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

During Quiet Hours:

  • Patients are welcome to have one person stay with them.
  • Most units will need caregivers to sign in with security and wear an ID badge.
  • Please be sensitive to the needs and wishes of roommates. Lounges are available on most floors for family and friends to visit if the patient's roommate is sleeping or having a procedure done.
  • For more information about Quiet Hours, please speak the care team on your unit.

When you are here during Quiet Hours please:

Speak quietly

Dim overhead lights

Turn cellphones to silent

Some units have specific rules around visiting to support the needs of their patients:

Unit Visiting Information

Inpatient Psychiatry

(9th floor)

  • Family Presence is part of the care plan for each patient. Please speak with the care team for more information.

Labour and Delivery

(15th floor)

  • 2 caregivers are welcome at any time.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Level II Nursery

(17th floor)

  • 2 caregivers are welcome and need to be with one of the baby’s parents.
  • All visitors must be over the age of 16. Siblings must be over 2 years of age.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

(18th floor)

  • 2 caregivers are welcome at any time.
  • Access to the unit will be determined by the manager.

Help protect patients

Please do not visit if you are feeling sick. You may risk exposing patients to infection from a cough or sneeze. If you are feeling unwell, please postpone your visit until you are 48 hours symptom free.

We offer alcohol-based hand rub at all main entrances, at the entrance to every patient room and throughout the hospital. Please clean your hands to help us prevent the spread of germs and keep our patients healthy.

For more information on family presence and Quiet Hours, here is a link to our Frequently Asked Questions page.