Visitation Policy & Hours
CRMC is committed to providing excellent health care services and we are asking area residents to help, some of the precautions include:
- All visitors entering Cullman Regional Medical Center are encouraged to stop at the sanitation stations to sanitize hands.
- CRMC asks that visitors and guests having flu-like symptoms refrain from visiting with family and friends since patient immune systems are compromised.
- Patients coming into the Emergency Room with flu-like symptoms are asked to put on a protective mask, which is located at any of the sanitation stations or at the ER entrance. Otherwise, CRMC discourages all visitors all visitors from entering the hospital with flu-like symptoms.
- CRMC recommends that children under the age of 12 refrain from visiting patients at CRMC. (Children run a greater risk for infection, and are more likely to be carriers of infectious diseases).
- Occasionally, a relative may need to stay with the patient overnight. Arrangements can be made by talking with a nurse. Guests may not use empty beds in semi-private rooms. If the patient is in a private room, the guest may be either male or female. If, however, the patient is in a semi-private room, the guest staying overnight must be of the same sex as the patients in the room and both patients must agree to the visitor.
- While we understand the need for family centered care in our Maternity Center, the well-being of the newborns and their mothers are our primary concern. We strongly discourage visitors during flu season.
- CRMC encourages guests to utilize the CRMC Web site to send electronic greetings, e-cards, to friends and family during their hospital stay. Click here to send a CRMC Patient and E-Card Greeting.
Critical Care Unit Visitation Times
Due to the intensity of care and the condition of the patients, Critical Care Center visiting hours are for immediate family only. No visitors under the age of twelve (12) will be allowed in the Critical Care Unit.
Visitation is limited to thirty minutes beginning at the following times:
10:00 am 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 10:00 pm
To ensure proper rest:
- Guests are permitted only during established visiting hours.
- Guests should respect the privacy of patients and should leave the room during treatments.
- Guests are discouraged from bringing food or drink to patients.
- All guests and staff must restrict smoking to the designated smoking areas listed below:
- Across the road (Pitzing-Kress Circle) from the Emergency Services Department
- Across the road (Pitzing-Kress Circle) behind Professional Office Building II
Maternity Center Visition Policy
While CRMC Hospital and the Maternity Center strive to provide family-centered care, we must also maintain the safety of all patients in our care. Therefore, we have established the following visitation guidelines for the Maternity & Nursery Services Center.
- Routine Visiting hours for the Maternity Center are 8 am until 8 pm.
Visitors are restricted to three at a time during labor. Visitors will be permitted to change out with one another at the discretion of the patient.
No one under 12 years of age will be allowed in the delivery room until after delivery.
Two visitors are allowed during delivery.
Visitation for patients not in labor is based upon the condition of that patient.
Visitors are not permitted to linger outside the patient rooms or in the hallways. There is a Waiting Room located outside of the Maternity Center.
Visitors may be asked to leave the room at the nurses’ discretion depending on the patients’ condition.
Visitors with known or suspected infectious conditions will not be admitted.
The front doors to the main entrance of the hospital are closed from 9 pm until 6 am, only admittance during these times is through the Emergency Room Entrance.
The doors to the maternity center are locked at all times to protect the privacy and safety of our patients. Enter the maternity center through the waiting are near the patient elevators.
Phone calls will not be transferred to patient rooms after 9 pm unless it is deemed an emergency.