At Arkansas Children's, we believe that the parents and/or caregivers are essential members of the healthcare team and vital to our family-centered approach to care. Our top priority is to ensure that we provide a safe environment and the best possible protection for our patients, families and teams. We do not restrict or deny visitation based on race, color, nationality, origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or disability. Our visiting guidelines balance the needs of the family with the patient's safety. Any restrictions are based on keeping the patient safe and preventing the spread of infection.
In order to help us account for everyone on campus and to ensure the safety of our patients and visitors, all adult visitors entering Arkansas Children's Hospital or Arkansas Children's Northwest will be asked for identification. Information from the ID will be used to generate a badge to be worn at all times while on campus. The badge will:
- link you to the patient you are visiting or escorting
- allow hospital staff to easily recognize and escort you to the appropriate area of the hospital
While we will ask for identification, an ID is not required. We will manually enter your information to generate the badge.
Visitor Rights and Responsibilities
We respect the right of parents/guardians and adult patients to identify who may and may not visit. A minor patient's parent/guardian is encouraged to be at the hospital with their child as much as possible and overnight lodging accommodations are available to support parent presence. For adult patients (18 and over), the person chosen is allowed to be here 24 hours a day and may or may not be the patient's parent or guardian.
All visitors are required to follow hospital rules and guidelines regarding appropriate dress and behavior for a pediatric facility.