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Patients & Visitors


Visiting a Patient

Sampson Regional Medical Center recognizes the importance of having family support during times of healing and encourages loved ones to visit. Our visitation guidelines encourage loved ones to be a part of the healing process while still allowing for patient privacy and rest for healing. To protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors, Sampson Regional Medical Center is operating under a modified visitor policy until further notice. The only visitor entrance into the hospital is through the Emergency Room & Outpatient Entrance, accessed by Cooper Drive.  The entrance on Beaman Street is closed to the public.  Visitors can expect to be screened before gaining access to any area of the hospital.


Effective March 1, 2022 - Visiting hours are from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm. All visitors must enter through the Emergency Department lobby. Upon entry, all visitors must be screened and receive a visitor sticker.

  • Visitors who do not pass any portion of the screening are not permitted to visit. 
  • Visitors must be 18 years or older and are required to wear a hospital-issued face mask at all times.

Visitors may visit the Cafe for take-out or dine-in service. Please follow social distancing guidelines. If dining in, one (1) guest per table- tables should not be moved.

Medical-Surgical Unit and ICU

  • Patients may have up to two (2) visitors at any time during routine visiting hours.
  • Visitors may rotate in and out as needed during visiting hours. 

Labor & Delivery

  • Beginning at the time of labor and through delivery, patients may have two (2 ) support persons. These two support persons may not exchange in and out.
  • Post-partum patients may have up to two (2) visitors at any time during routine visiting hours and one (1) support person may stay overnight. Post-partum visitors are permitted to exchange in and out during routine visiting hours.

Emergency Room - Patients [may have two (2) visitors for the duration of the patient's Emergency Room stay. There may be no exchanging of visitors.  If the patient is transferred to the OR, visitors will follow guidelines for Surgical Services.  If the patient is admitted, visitors will follow Medical/Surgical and ICU guidelines.

Surgical Services - Two (2) support persons may accompany the patient to procedure. This visitor should remain in the Surgical Services waiting area until the patient is discharged. There may be no exchanging of visitors. If the patient is admitted after procedure, visitors will follow Medical/Surgical and ICU guidelines.

Visitor Policy Exceptions for Suspected and Positive COVID-19 patients: 

OB Unit- One (1) care partner may accompany the mother for the duration of labor and delivery and then one (1) hour post-partum directly following delivery. The care partner must be fully vaccinated, sign a waiver, and wear hospital-issued gown, gloves, and mask during the visit. 

End-of-Life Care- Immediate family members may each visit once for the duration of 15 minutes. The visitors must be fully vaccinated, sign a waiver, and wear hospital-issued gown, gloves and mask during the visit. 

Please be reminded:

  • Do not visit if you have a fever, a cold/sore throat or other illness
  • Ask prior to bringing food, drinks or other items like flowers into patient care areas that might trigger allergies or other unintended effects
  • Be respectful to the healing of all of SampsonRMC’s patients by avoiding noisy and disruptive behavior
  • Wash your hands before entering and when exiting a patient’s room
  • The needs of particular patients may create exceptions to the stated visiting times/guidelines

For additional information on current visitation guidelines, please click here