Visitation Guidelines and Hours

Visitors are very important to the healing process of our patients. When it is safe, we want visitors to be there for our patients.

The COVID-19 pandemic required us to limit visitation to reduce the spread of this virus and to keep our patients, visitors, and team members safe. We are pleased to now return to normal visiting guidelines and hours.

For questions and more information, please contact the Cooper location you wish to visit or contact Patient Relations at 856.342.2432.


Hours and Number of Visitors

COVID-Positive Patients, any location

No visitors*

Adult Inpatient Medical/Surgical Units, Telemetry, INCU

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Two visitors*

Critical Care Units: P10, K3, P4, CCU

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (with break from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Two visitors*

Behavorial Health

Weekdays: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Two visitors

Hospice/Comfort Care

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Up to two visitors*

Emergency Department

Adults: One visitor for length of ED stay

Children: Two parents/guardians for length of ED stay

Trauma Admitting

One-time visit not exceeding five minutes.*

Security escort required.

Clinical Decision Unit

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Two support persons*

Labor and Delivery

Two support persons plus doula 

Support person 24/7; only one may sleep at bedside

Maternal-Fetal Care Unit

Two support persons with no overnight stay*

Mother-Infant Unit

24/7 for support person

9 a.m to 9 p.m. for other visitors

Limited to three visitors at bedside including support person

Newborn's siblings older than 2 with adult supervision

Pediatric Inpatient Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Two visitors*

24/7 for one parent

Minors (15 to 18 years old) must be accompanied by adult*

Neonatal Intensive Care

24/7 for parents

9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for other visitors

Limited to two at bedside at any time

Outpatient Procedures and Diagnostic Testing

One visitor

Surgery/Procedures Arriving Day of Surgery With Admission Post-Surgery

Two support persons for duration of the surgical experience*

Outpatient Offices 

No visitors through April 2, 2023*

Two visitors beginning April 3, 2023

*Limited exceptions may be made for patients who are under 18, have special needs, are in end-of-life situations, or are critically ill or injured. Please speak with your care team or contact Patient Relations at 856.342.2432.

Visitation Guidelines

Visitation is an important part of our patients’ comfort and well-being. To ensure our patients receive the rest and care needed for recovery, we are asking visitors to observe the following visiting guidelines.

  • Visiting hours are limited.
  • All visitors must be 15 years or older. Rare exceptions may be made. Please check with your care team. 
  • All visitors must wear masks that will be provided by Cooper, not their own masks. Visitors who do not wear the mask provided will be required to leave.
  • All visitors will undergo a symptom check upon entering Cooper facilities. If the visitor fails the screening, the visitor will be offered to communicate with the patient through phone calls, FaceTime, Skype, or other remote methods as appropriate, but will not be allow to stay in the facility.
  • All visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before visiting a patient.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout their visit, except when asked by a Cooper team member to move to another location due to procedure or other reason.
  • No flowers or live plants are permitted in patient rooms.

General Guidelines

  • Visitors to the hospital must obtain a visitor pass from the information desk in the main lobby. 
  • Visitors are expected to respect the established visiting guidelines of each clinical area.
  • Cooper is a smoke-free campus. We ask that all visitors refrain from smoking while visiting any of our campus locations.
  • We request that visitors be sensitive to the needs of other patients and families by speaking softly, showing consideration to all, and respecting individuals around them.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Patient Relations at 856.342.2432 and they will do their best to assist you.

Updated March 21, 2023