Visitor Restrictions for Baptist Health Lexington

Page updated 7/3/2023


7:30am to 9:00pm

One visitor may stay overnight.

Visitation may be restricted for the following, but not limited to:

  • Situations in which visitation could jeopardize the health and well-being of the patient, significant other, visitor, or Baptist Health Lexington employees
  • Minimizing the risk of infection
  • Space constraints

*Critical care and specialty units may have different or more restrictive visitation guidelines, detailed in the following section.


  • Entrance A, North Tower, 1700 Building – 7am to 7pm
  • Entrance B, Main Hospital, 1720 Building – access 24/7
  • Entrance C, South Tower, 1740 Building – 5am to 7pm
  • Entrance D, restricted to employees only
  • Entrance E- Emergency Department entrance only – access 24/7
  • North Tower Appointments
  • Entrance F, 1700 Building Pedway from the North Parking Garage - 7am to 5:30pm M-F.
  • Entrance G, 1700 Building on the First Level- access 24/7.
  • Entrance H, 1700 Building Cancer Center- 7am – 5:30pm M-F and 9am-12pm Sat/Sun


1 person can accompany the patient in the waiting room and patient’s room. Space is limited and visitation may be restricted at the discretion of the Charge Nurse or Unit Director.


2 visitors are permitted during visiting hours. Overnight visitors are not allowed. If a patient is still in surgery after visiting hours, 2 visitors may wait. After surgery, 2 visitors may visit with the patient for 15 minutes.


Visitors are limited to two at a time, one visitor may stay overnight at the discretion of the Charge Nurse or unit Director.


Parents are permitted in the NICU 24/7.General NICU visiting hours are from 8:00am to 9pm, visitors are limited to 3 for a single baby and 4 for multiples, one of which must be a parent.


Visitors are limited to 2 per patient. 1 visitor may stay overnight.


Visitors are limited to 2 per patient. 1 visitor may stay overnight. Siblings of the infant are the only children permitted to visit and do not count towards visitor limit.


Visiting hours for Mother/Baby are 10:00am to 6:30pm. Visitors over the age of 18 are welcome. Siblings of the infant are the only children permitted to visit. One person 18 or above may stay overnight as a support person.


2 visitors allowed for provider visits. For infusion and tradition therapy treatment days, visitors are not allowed with exceptions for extenuating circumstances such as physical or cognitive assistance needs requiring a caregiver.


Patients may have 2 visitors accompany them to the waiting area. One visitor may visit in Pre-Op and in PACU.


Effective 4/11/2023, but subject to change as recommendations evolve. 
Baptist Health Medical Group, which includes medical offices and Baptist Health Urgent Care locations, is not currently limiting visitors per patient. 
Masking is now optional at Baptist Health Medical Group Physician offices.

Patient and Visitor Infection Prevention

Mask Tips

  1. It does not matter which side of the mask touches your face, but always wear the mask the same way. (There should be a “clean” and a “dirty” side. The “clean” side should always touch your face).
  2. Wear mask upon entrance to the facility and remove mask after leaving the facility.
  3. Do not touch the mask while it is on your face.
  4. Do not partially cover face with mask (mask should never be pulled down under chin or have nose uncovered).
  5. Wash your hands often!

How to Properly Keep Your Hands Sanitized

  1. Wash your hands frequently for 20-30 seconds, making sure to get under your nails.
  2. Wash your hands when entering a patient’s room, before touching a patient and before you leave the patient’s room.
  3. Wash your hands after going to the bathroom. Don’t touch the bathroom doorknob on the way out.
  4. Wash your hands before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing and/or sneezing.
  5. Wash your hands after removing your mask and before replacing your mask.
  6. Avoid handshakes.

To download a printable version of the Patient and Visitor Infection Prevention click here