Visiting IVCH

You Play an Important Part in the Healing Process

We value the role family and friends play in the healing process and invite you to make yourself comfortable during your time at our facility. We encourage you to review the following information to help you plan your visit.


Monday through Friday

  • Breakfast: 7:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

  • Breakfast: Closed
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner orders:4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


When visiting a patient, you may bring flowers. However, please note that floral arrangements are not permitted in intensive care rooms and may not be hung from drapery rods, shelves or television brackets. You also may have flowers delivered; local florists deliver flowers to the hospital every day except Sundays. Flowers are also available in our IVCH gift shop located in the West Street lobby.


Please park in designated visitor parking lots or in the IVCH parking garage across from the West Street entrance ($0.25 fee).

Visiting Hours

To ensure our patients receive the rest and care they need, please adhere to the visiting hours for each hospital unit:

Medical/Surgical Units (2 South and 3 South)

  • Visitors welcome anytime.

Intensive Care Unit

  • Call ahead, 815.780.3558, to determine if the patient you wish to visit can receive visitors.
  • If you're at IVCH, dial 3588 on the phone in the hallway outside ICU.

Obstetrics Unit

Visiting hours for OB patients are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting hours may be limited depending upon the patient's condition, hygiene needs, and breastfeeding schedule. An adult must accompany siblings of the newborn while they are visiting the hospital, and visitors must wash hands prior to having contact with the infant. Family and visitors are expected to abide by conduct that is supportive of the hospital environment.

Day Surgery

  • No restrictions

Can't make it to the hospital to visit? Send an IVCH cheer card to a patient!