Methodist Hospital understands the importance of family and friends to our patients’ well-being. We openly welcome visitation according to the patient's wishes. We do not restrict visitation to specific hours; however, there are situations that may result in increased restrictions or limitations.
Visitation may be reasonably restricted, limited or denied in situations such as:
- A procedure or treatment is needed.
- Infection control issues present a concern.
- Respecting a patient’s need for rest and privacy.
- Visitors interfere with the care of other patients.
- Visitors engage in disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind.
- Substance abuse protocols require restricted visitation.
- A court order limits or restrains contact.
Children who visit must be supervised by an adult other than the patient.
Around-the-clock patient and visitor parking is available free of charge on the hospital campus. Parking is permitted under the entry canopy at the main entrance for patients entering or leaving the hospital. Vehicles may not be parked in this area for more than five minutes and never at a red curb.
A coffee kiosk is located in the main lobby and is open to visitors daily. Hours of operation are weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The cafeteria, located on the basement level and is open to visitors seven days a week during the following times:
Breakfast: 7 to 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner: 5 to 7 p.m.
Vending machines are located in the hospital lobby waiting area and are accessible 24 hours a day.
The hospital gift shop, located off the main lobby, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The gift shop sells flowers, cards, magazines, candy, toys and other gift items.
Cellular Phones and Personal Computers
To avoid interference with medical equipment in use, the operation of cellular telephones, two-way radios, personal computers, portable fax/modems or any device that emits RF transmission is not permitted. Methodist Hospital provides free WIFI access. For instructions, visit our Information Desk (lobby).
In keeping with the Sacramento City Ordinance that prohibits smoking in public places, and to help ensure the good health of our patients and staff, Methodist Hospital does not permit smoking in any of its facilities.