We invite parents to be a part of their child’s care team. Parents and guardians are always welcome at Mary Bridge, although some patient care areas may have special restrictions. Other family and friends are welcome. Please do not visit if you are sick with a cold, flu, chickenpox, or other infectious disease. Visiting hours are 8am to 8pm. Visitors age 12 years and younger must always be with an adult. Visitors in the PICU will be limited.
You are welcome to stay overnight with your child. A chair bed with linens is available for one adult to sleep at their child’s bedside in the medical-surgical units. Kitchens and showers are also available. Limited Family Housing may be available for families with children in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). The PICU social worker can assist in making these arrangements.
Cellular telephones may not be used in the Emergency Department, PICU, recovery room or other designated areas. Telephones are located in each patient room and throughout the hospital and health center.
Please direct family and friends to call 253-403-1622 to obtain updates concerning your child. A code is required for staff to release any information. If anyone calls without the code number, they will not be given any information.
Gifts for Patients
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts, plants, food or drink to patients. Because latex allergies are becoming more common in patients and staff, latex balloons are not permitted. Mylar balloons are allowed.
The Atrium and Mary Bridge Gift Shops are staffed by volunteers and open daily except on holidays. These shops carry gift items, collectibles, greeting cards, books, magazines, disposable cameras, candy, sundries, flowers, plants, and Mylar balloons. The gift shops are located in or near the main lobby of the hospital on the third floor. To contact them directly, call 253-403-1488.
Free valet parking is available at the main hospital entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Way and at the emergency department entrance on 5th Street.
Additional parking for patients and visitors is available in the Baker Center Garage across from the main entrance of the hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. This parking is free of charge for the first two hours. Your ticket can be validated at the main information desk.
Free parking with no time limit is available in the Fifth Street Garage also located on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
If your vehicle is over six feet eleven inches high, contact Security Dispatch Center at 403-1013 for access to another lot that will accommodate you. RV parking is also available. Please call ahead to our Security Reception at 403-1182 to make arrangements. Please be sure to lock your car. If for some reason you need assistance with your vehicle, please call the Security Dispatch center at 403-1013.
The information desk is located next to the third floor main entrance and lobby. Staff and volunteers are available to help locate patients, staff and departments. Information about buses, taxis and other transportation also is available.