Athens Regional Health System

Visiting Hours

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, to enhance the quality of care and to ensure our patients have adequate rest for recovery in a quiet and safe environment, we have a few guidelines.


Children under the age of 12 are encouraged to remain on the first floor. Younger children need to have adult supervision. In exceptional circumstances, arrangements for underage children to visit patients may be made through the nursing unit. Call 706-475-3898 for assistance.

Number of Visitors

We request that only three people should be in a patient's room at any one time.

Visiting Hours

To help encourage a healing and peaceful environment for patients, we welcome visitors from noon to 8:30 p.m. daily, with the following exceptions:

  • Mother-Baby: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (A significant other or support person may stay overnight and must wear an identification bracelet that matches the mother and baby's bracelet.)
  • Pediatrics: Parents, Grandparents and Siblings: any time | Others: Noon to 8:30 p.m.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care: Parents and grandparents may visit any time except 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.