Visiting a Patient

Visitors are Good Medicine

Visitors can be "good medicine" for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. This information will help you know what to expect before your visit.

Visiting Hours

In order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for each unit. The visiting hours for general, medical and surgical units are from 8am to 8pm. We understand that babies come on their own schedule, so visiting hours in the Family Birth Center are unrestricted. Visiting hours for other units may vary. Visiting hours and regulations are available at the Information Desk in the Atrium. Please follow these guidelines. If you need additional information, please check with the nurse on the unit of the patient you are visiting.

Visiting Hours for Regional Behavior Health Center
Visiting hours for the Emotional Wellness and Memory Wellness units differ from the rest of the hospital, because of group therapy and other special considerations. Visiting hours for these units are from 11:30am to 1pm, then from 5:30 to 8pm.

Visiting Regulations

Following are general guidelines for visitors to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center:

  • All visitors to patient rooms must be at least 12 years of age. In certain situations, a patient may leave the floor to visit children in the hospital lobby, or children may have a limited visit in the patient's room. If you wish to make such arrangements, please talk with your nurse.
  • MultiCare Auburn Medical Center is 100 percent smoke-free. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital, or on the hospital campus, including parking lots and parking garages.
  • Shirts and shoes must be worn.
  • No more than two visitors are allowed in the room at one time. Visitors in semi-private rooms should be considerate of both patients.
  • People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
  • Visits should be kept short, and visitors should avoid unnecessary noise to maintain a quiet environment.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments, or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
  • Liberal visiting arrangements may be made for families of surgical patients on the day of surgery.

Condition Reports

Any personal information about a patient's diagnosis and treatment must be provided by the patient's physician. This information is available only to members of the patient's immediate family who have been designated by the patient to receive it.

Gifts for Patients

Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients because patients may be on restricted diets. On the Special Care Unit, please check with the unit regarding any gifts for patients.


Parking for patients and visitors is available at the hospital parking garage located off of North Division Street. Parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On-street parking is available near the hospital, and valet parking is available for $3.00 at several entrances.

Quiet Room

There is a Quiet Room on the second floor of the center wing (C Elevator). It is open 24 hours a day.

Waiting Areas

There are specially designated lounge areas for visitors on most patient floors and on the main floor in the lobby. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the Special Care Unit, the Family Birth Center and the Emergency Department.