OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Visiting a Patient

Visitors can be good medicine for patients and family members and friends are welcome to visit. 


General visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The Intensive Care Units have special hours and guidelines. 


While visiting we ask that visitors follow the following guidelines:

  • Each visitor must be at least 16 years of age. Children under the age of 16 may visit with the permission from their guardian and the health care team.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Visitors should use public restrooms, not patient bathrooms
  • No smoking on medical center campus.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately, including shirt and shoes
  • No more that 2 visitors allowed at the bedside at a time
  • People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients
  • Visits should be kept short
  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid any unnecessary noise
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or examinations