Heightened Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Effective Monday, March 23, no visitors will be permitted in any inpatient areas at UNC Health (UNC Medical Center, UNC REX, Chatham Hospital, UNC Hillsborough and Johnston Health) until further notice, with some exceptions. No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit for the foreseeable future. Visitors who are over 65, pregnant or immunocompromised are discouraged from visiting. Please read the full policy for a list of allowed visitor exceptions.

    Read full Visitor Restriction Policy

    Visiting Hours

    We welcome family members and friends to visit patients during their stay at UNC REX.

    Please note that children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult (other than the patient) at all times. Infants less than 1 year of age will not be permitted to visit unless they are a sibling or a child of the patient.

    General Visitation: 7 am - 8:30 pm

    REX Women's Center: No restrictions over one year old (siblings of delivered patients excluded)

    Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CSICU), Neuro Surgical Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) and Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU): 24 hour

    To accommodate shift change meetings and communication with physicians, there is no visitation or calls from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Visitors entering the hospital after 8:30 p.m., and those visiting the REX Women's Center, will be required to sign the visitor log.

    Patients have the right to enjoy equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences and subject to justified clinical restrictions. UNC REX Healthcare is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe, comfortable and conducive to quality patient care. All patient visitation is at the discretion of physicians and/or nursing staff, without discrimination and with consideration given to the wishes of the patient and any appropriate clinical restriction.

    Statement of Patient Visitation Rights: Upon admission, the hospital informs each patient (and/or his or her legal representative or support person, where appropriate) of patient's visitation rights :

    • Patient's rights to receive the visitors whom they designate, including but not limited to a spouse, domestic partner (including same sex partner) another family member or friend
    • Patient's right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time
    • Justified clinical restrictions which may be imposed on visitation rights.
    • All visitors designated by the patient enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy.
    • The hospital staff will not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

    Contact UNC REX Healthcare

    To reach the hospital operator, please call 919-784-3100.

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