Updated Visitor Restrictions at Riley at IU Health Facilities

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Riley at IU Health will be implementing updated visitor restrictions on March 21 to protect patients and help prevent the spread of Flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.


Effective Sunday, March 21, Riley Hospital patients may only have one visitor (a legal guardian) in the building at a time. This helps keep patients, families and team members safe by protecting against the spread of respiratory viruses.

Limited exceptions will be considered for a patient to have two designated visitors, both of whom must be healthy.

  • Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at Riley Hospital and IU Health Methodist Hospital – one visitor at a time of the two designated
  • Inpatients with longer-term stays at Riley Hospital – one visitor at a time of the two designated; they may switch after five days, or for weekends, with the switch occurring outside the hospital
  • End of life situations

The restrictions apply at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Riley at IU Health North and Riley Maternity & Newborn Health at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Additional restrictions continue to be in place as previously announced:

  • Patients will not go off their units except for testing.
  • Visits to the Child Life Zone at our main campus downtown have been stopped until further notice.

Information for Outpatient Appointments

IU Health has updated restrictions for outpatient appointments and elective, non-urgent surgeries. View the full details on these restrictions here.

The safety of our patients is of utmost importance to us. We appreciate your support and understanding on the limited visitation policy. Thank you for helping to keep all patients as safe as possible.

If you have questions about the updated visitation restrictions, please feel free to ask your child's doctor or nurse.

View our coronavirus (COVID-19) patient resource center.

Find out what other IU Health facilities currently have visitation restrictions in place.

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