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Patients & Visitors

Visitor Information

Visiting Guidelines

St. Petersburg General Hospital visiting guidelines are in place to protect the privacy of patients, and to provide a restful, healing environment while allowing patients the comfort of welcomed visitors.

Children are welcome to visit family members. We ask that children under the age of 14 are supervised and within control of an adult at all times.

The nurse responsible for each patient's care reserves the right to limit visitation based on the needs of that patient, their roommate and other patients on the unit. Visitors who are not compliant with rules, are loud or disruptive, or disturb the privacy and rest of patients will be asked to leave.

Patients have the absolute right to limit or decline visitors.

Any individual, child or adult, who has symptoms of, or has been exposed to, a communicable illness or infection should not visit hospital patients. Symptoms may include coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever, rash, diarrhea, or vomiting within the past 24 hours.

Visitors are asked to check with a nurse before bringing food, beverages, medications or electrical appliances to patients.


Visiting Hours

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

General visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily. Additionally, each unit may have its own specific guidelines for visitation.  We allow 2-3 visitors per patient in the patient's room during regular visiting hours. Other visitors may wait in designated waiting rooms, the lobby or the cafeteria. For the safety and comfort of our patients, visitors are asked not to congregate in the hallways or wait in patient care areas.


Visitor Parking

Complimentary valet parking, located at the main entrance, is available for patients and visitors from 7:00 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.   After hours, on weekends, and after 4:01 p.m.- 6:59 a.m. - parking is available on the west side of the campus in the ER parking lot and in the front of the hospital for visitors and patients.


Gift Shop

The St Petersburg General Hospital Gift Shop, located off the main lobby, is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. Items for purchase include a variety of gifts, flowers, toys, snacks, toiletries, and greeting cards. The Gift Shop is operated by the St. Petersburg General Hospital Auxiliary for the purpose of various hospital initiatives and/or projects that benefit our patients.


Cafeteria Hours

Visitors are welcome to eat in the hospital cafeteria, located on the 1st floor in the back of the hospital. The cafeteria is open daily during the following times:

  • Breakfast - 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
  • Lunch - 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The cafeteria extension is 4256.


WiFi Access

Learn about WiFi access at St. Petersburg General Hospital.