Visiting Hours

Visiting a Patient in the Hospital

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at Conway Medical Center, and, in order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for each unit. Please follow these guidelines. If you need additional information, please check with a nurse on the unit.

Good nursing care and medical care requires that visitors be asked to leave the room at the time of treatment or nursing care except under special circumstances. Out patient's recovery will be aided by cooperating with these visiting regulations.

When a patient or companion is limited English proficient and does not understand the language of the community, Conway Medical Center will provide a qualified interpreter at no-cost. CMC will also ensure effective communication with the deaf, hearing impaired, and individuals with other disabilities by providing the appropriate auxiliary aid or services, such as a qualified sign language interpreter, at no cost.

8 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Parents - Any time
Others - 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Critical Care Unit (CCU) For more information on Critical Care Services.
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.: two visitors/room 
9:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.: one visitor/room 
Please check in at the nurses' desk for a pass.

Labor & Delivery
Two visitors per room if the patient desires (visitors may switch with others in the waiting room).

Visiting Regulations

Visiting Hours are between 8 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. with the exception of critical care areas where there are limitations noted on the Critical Care page.

  • Visitors arriving after 9:30 p.m. must obtain an "After Hours Guest Permit" from the Security Office located in the Emergency Department lobby.
  • Visitors remaining overnight should obtain an "After Hours Guest Permit" from the Security Office located in the Emergency Department lobby or from the nurses' station on the floor where they will be staying.
  • Unless it is approved by the charge nurse of the unit, children under the age of 12 are not allowed on the patient units.
  • Children shall not be left unattended.
  • When a patient requires a test, treatment or exam, visitors are asked to use the waiting rooms.
  • Shirt and shoes are required for all visitors.
  • Shoes that allow a person to roll across a flat surface are not permitted anywhere on hospital property.
  • Any person with a communicable illness or disease should not visit with patients.
  • Check with the charge nurse of the unit prior to taking food items or gifts to the patients.

If a patient or attending physician request “No Visitors” or restriction on communication methods such as phone calls, the hospital will carry out their wishes.


A chapel is located on the first floor near the main visitor's lobby. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel for prayer and quiet reflection.  If you wish to speak to a Chaplain, please notify the Charge Nurse.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop, staffed by volunteers, is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. The shop has gift items, jewelry, phone cards, magazines, greeting cards, candy, toiletries, flowers and plants. The Gift Shop extension is 1341 if you are dialing from a patient room. If you are calling from outside the hospital, call 843-347-8341.


Free parking for patients and visitors is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients and visitors are cautioned not to park in reserved areas or certain designated areas. Please be sure to lock your car. If something happens which causes you to need assistance with your vehicle, please call the Security Department at extension 1370 or 843-347-8370.

Waiting Areas

There are specially designated lounge areas for visitors on each patient floor and on the main floor in the lobby. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the critical care units, the emergency department, surgery and outpatient procedures. During certain hours, a volunteer hostess is on duty in each of these waiting areas to assist family and friends of our patients.

You are a valuable part of your loved one’s plan of care and we look forward to working together to provide excellent care. Thank you for allowing us to be part of the healing process.