Visiting Hours & Policies

General Visitation

Visitors to MUSC Health Florence Medical Center are permitted from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in our general care units. Please abide by the following policies during your visit.

  • Patients are limited to a maximum of two visitors at a time.
  • Children under the age of 12 may visit if accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Visitation by children may be restricted dependent upon the patient's condition and circumstances deemed appropriate by the charge nurse or nursing supervisor.
  • Wash your hands often while visiting our facility. It prevents the spread of germs that can cause infection.
  • Please do not visit if you have a cold, fever, or flu-like symptoms.
  • Don't bring patients food or candies unless your attending doctor gives permission.
  • Florence Medical Center is tobacco-free. Tobacco, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted on our campuses. 

If you are a family member or caretaker who plans to stay with the patient past 9 p.m., you must obtain a visitor's pass prior to 9 p.m. that displays the specific room and date of your visit. Passes may be obtained from the security office located in the Emergency Department.

Intensive Care Unit

Visitors are permitted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in our intensive care units at Florence Medical Center. To enhance continuation of care, no visitors are allowed from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. These times are designated for transferring patient information from one member of the health care team to another.

The Intensive Care Units at Florence Medical Center also have a designated quiet time from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. To facilitate patient rest, lights may be dimmed and disruptions minimized. One family member is allowed to stay with each patient during these hours.

Please abide by the following policies during your visit.

  • Only two visitors are allowed in a patient's room at a time.
  • Visitors are escorted to the room by the nurse.
  • Hand sanitizers are available in the patient rooms and in the hallways of the unit. Visitors are required to use the hand sanitizer before and after visits.
  • Patient information is confidential and should not be discussed in public areas.
  • Visitors should be free of infection or illness within the 48 hours prior to the visit.
  • Visitors should not stand in the ICU hallways or enter another patient room.
  • If you need assistance while visiting a patient, turn on the call light and a staff member will assist you.
  • No live plants or cut flowers are allowed in the ICU.
  • As a courtesy to other patients and to avoid disrupting care operations, we ask you not to use cell phones or pagers in the ICU.