Visiting Hours and Quiet Time

Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19 In Place Until Further Notice

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, UNC Health Johnston is enacting stricter restrictions for visitors, vendors, volunteers and students at at our hospitals, including outpatient facilities and clinics.

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Visitation may be limited due to patient condition. Any visitor who has permission to stay past general visiting hours must get a visitor’s badge from the nursing staff. The badge must be worn through the extended stay. The following general visiting policies apply.

Medical/Surgical Units

8:30 AM-8:30 PM

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visits may be limited or postponed due to a patient’s condition or other unit-related emergencies. Visitation is limited to family, support persons, close friends, and clergy.


10:00 AM-8:30 PM. A father or significant other may visit a postpartum patient at any time. At the discretion of the nurse, a husband or significant other and two other visitors may visit a patient in a labor and delivery room.


Parents may visit at any hour. Siblings may visit only if they are well. They must have no fever or show other signs of an acute illness.

Mental Health

In general, it is a good idea to ask in advance whether the patient wishes to see a particular visitor.

Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM; on weekends, and holidays from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Visiting will be supportive to our patients. Staff may terminate non-therapeutic visits.

  • Visitors must be age 18 or older.
  • Each patient may have up to two visitors at a time.
  • Visitors must present ID and sign in.
  • Visitors may not bring anything on the unit.
  • Visitors must respect confidentiality.
  • Visiting exceptions are at the discretion of the psychiatrist.

Quiet Time

In order to provide rest and promote healing for our patients, we observe a special quiet time every night form 9:00 PM until 7:00 AM. During these hours, lights will be dimmed in hallways and at workstations and overhead paging will be kept to a minimum. The shades or blinds in patient rooms will be drawn (unless otherwise preferred). Nurses, nursing assistants, and other staff will still perform their necessary tasks, but they will do so in a quiet manner. During quiet time, conversations in the hallways will be kept to a minimum, and all phones and pagers will be placed on vibrate

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To reach the hospital operator, please call 919-934-8171.

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