Visiting Hours

Preferred visiting hours are from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm. Specific departmental visiting hours are listed below.

If you wish to avoid visiting a patient during meals, they are typically served at the following times:

  • Breakfast: 7:15 am to 8:15 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
  • Dinner: 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm

Visiting Guidelines:
The Medical Center, in the interest of patient well-being, recommends no more than two visitors per patient at a time.

Preferred visitation hours are between 11:30 am and 8:00 pm to optimize patient rest.

Quiet time begins at 8:00 pm and ends at 6:00 am. During quiet time, visitors are asked to keep noise to a minimum
to allow patients to rest. Additional quiet time periods may be determined by the patient care units.

Visitation by children under age 10 is not encouraged.

The charge nurse in any patient care area has the authority to implement visitation restrictions based on clinical justification. You will be provided with an explanation, if this occurs.

Visitors shall be advised of isolation procedures that pertain to the patient they are visiting by the nurse caring for the patient.

Visitation in the Labor and Delivery Suite is limited to designated labor support persons as determined by the patient. Siblings of the newborn who are younger than 10 may visit in theBirthing Centre with charge nurse approval.

The Behavioral Health Unit recommends visitation between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm daily and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on weekends and holidays due to treatment and therapy groups that are conducted throughout the day. This is to maintain the safety and confidentiality of the therapeutic milieu for all patients. Visitation can be arranged at other times.

Critical Care Services recommends that visitors refrain from visiting from 6:00 am until 8:30 am and 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm due to shift change, shift report and patient assessments.

Visiting Hours by Floor

Please be advised that specific wings within Mount Nittany Medical Center have specific visiting hours.

Second Floor

Telemetry Unit/Cardiac Care

  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm daily
  • 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm daily

Third Floor

Medical, Surgical and Orthopedic Care

  • 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily

Behavioral Health Services

Visitors are encouraged to visit during non-treatment times:

  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm weekdays
  • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm weekends and holidays

Fourth Floor

Birthing Center

  • Support Person: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily
  • Grandparents: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily
  • Siblings: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily
  • Other visitors: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm daily

A baby's siblings are the only children permitted to visit a mother's room.


  • 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily

Pediatric Care

  • One parent: Unlimited daily
  • Others: 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily

Medical/Surgical Care

  • 11:30 am to 8:00 pm daily