Visitors can be "good medicine" for patient, so family members and friends are welcome to visit. Because patient care is our primary concern at Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for each unit in order to help enhance the quality of care. Visiting hours for general, medical and surgical units, and for nursery viewing, are from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. If you need additional information, please check with the nurse on the unit.
Following are general guidelines for visitors:
- All visitors to patient rooms must be at least 12 years of age. In certain situations, a patient may leave the floor to visit children in the hospital lobby, or children may have a limited visit in the patient's room. If you wish to make such arrangements please talk with a nurse.
- Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere in the hospital except the designated smoking areas outside the dining room and the ER entrance.
- All visitors must wear shirts and shoes.
- No more than two visitors at a time are allowed in patient rooms.
- People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
- Visits should be kept short, and to maintain a quiet environment, visitors should avoid unnecessary noise.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
- Special and extended visiting arrangements may be made for families of surgical patients on the day of surgery.
Any personal information about your diagnosis and treatment must come from your physician, and this information is only available to members of your immediate family you designate to receive it.
Gifts for Patients
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients, as some are on restricted diets. In the Intensive Care Unit, please check with the unit regarding any gifts for patients.
Please follow directional signs for visitor parking and patient drop-off/pick-up. Be aware of emergency vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Handicapped parking is available and marked. If you need assistance from your car to the hospital, please arrange transportation before you arrive, through your doctor’s office or through our admitting department.
Specially designated waiting areas for patients, family members and visitors are clearly marked and located throughout the hospital. If you have any questions, please ask at the hospital’s information desk or the nearest nurses’ station.
The Gift Shop has gift items, magazines, snacks, balloons, toiletries and flowers. The Gift Shop is operated by dedicated FDRMC Ladies Auxiliary members.
Offering peace, quiet and contemplation, there is a meditation room adjacent to the Radiology Department.