Visiting Hours

Updated Visitor Guidelines

Beth Israel Lahey Health has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep our patients and staff safe. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found here.

Effective Monday, January 10, we are moving to a policy that does not allow visitors for hospitalized patients and in our emergency departments. Please note that essential escorts and support persons are still permitted, as are exceptions on a case-by-case basis (including end-of-life visitation).

Visitor Policy

Effective January 10, 2022


  • Visitors are not allowed for inpatients at this time, regardless of COVID-19 or vaccination status of the visitor or patients.
  • Care teams may consider exceptions for special circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

Obstetric Units (Labor and Delivery, Antepartum, Postpartum)

  • Labor & Delivery Units may have up to one (1) support person during labor and childbirth who may stay overnight on the antepartum and postpartum units.
  • A second pregnancy support person will be allowed during the labor/delivery process but not allowed on the antepartum/postpartum units.
  • The designated one (1) labor/pregnancy support person should be the same individual throughout the patient’s stay. Leaving the unit should be minimized as much as possible.
  • One (1) labor/pregnancy support person may stay overnight on the Labor & Delivery and Postpartum units.

Ambulatory and Procedural Areas, Emergency Department

  • Each patient may have one (1) essential escort.

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Grateful Patient Program

Through Winchester Hospital’s Grateful Patient Program, you can honor your physician, nurse or caregiver with a contribution to the hospital. It’s a wonderful way to say thank you for the care you or a family member received.

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Home Care Services

At every stage of life and for every medical need, Winchester Home Care can help, with home care services for people facing challenges of later life stages, with new babies, with disabilities, fighting illnesses, and more.

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Rehabilitation Services

Winchester Hospital offers a variety of rehabilitation services – including cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy – to help you get back to your normal routine.