Piedmont Augusta Visitor Information

Care Partner Policy

Visitation with COVID-positive patients (inpatient or ED) is restricted except for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Inpatient visitation is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

NOTE: Please DO NOT VISIT if you have any of the following symptoms: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath

All Visitors:

  • MUST BE 13 or older.
  • MUST WASH your hand thoroughly or use hand sanitizer immediately before and after seeing patients.
  • DO NOT touch your face or the faces of patients.



FOUR visitors per day during regular visiting hours. ONE visitor is allowed to stay overnight (7:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m.) per patient, excluding COVID-positive and ICU patients.


Women's Center

  • Labor & Delivery
    ONE support person is allowed with Labor & Delivery and C/section patients in addition to FOUR visitors per day that may stay until after delivery, then they will follow regular visiting hours from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please note the following:
    • The support person may stay with the patient at all times, but during delivery, only the support person and one visitor are allowed; all other visitors must go to the waiting room.
    • Exceptions to this policy will be made at the discretion of the Nurse Manager and the Director of the Women’s Center.
  • Post-Partum and GYN
    FOUR visitors per day during regular visiting hours of 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Note, siblings of any age may visit during normal visiting hours after delivery, and will not be included in the count of the four visitors limit per day)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:  PARENTS are allowed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from 8-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 8-10:00 p.m.

NOTE: Overnight visitors MUST stay in the patient's room for the duration of the visitor's stay.


Visitation in Other Areas of the Hospital

  • Outpatient/Surgeries and Procedures
    Two visitors are allowed per outpatient being seen for surgery or a procedure throughout the length of the outpatient visit.
  • Emergency Department
    Two visitors are allowed per patient throughout the length of the ED visit. Inpatient visitation applies if outpatients or emergency department patients are admitted to the hospital.
  • End Of Life
    Four visitors; others allowed on a case-by-case basis per the patient’s physician.

PLEASE NOTE: For patients with cognitive or communicative disabilities or issues, a support person will be allowed to accompany the patient throughout their stay, whether inpatient or outpatient, according to the qualifiers outlined by the Office for Civil Rights.

Now Allowed

Outside food and flowers are now allowed for all patients, EXCEPT those in Piedmont Augusta's ICU and all COVID-positive patients.

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