Visiting at Bournewood
Bournewood believes that a person’s family and members of their support systems are important to their treatment and may visit during appropriate times. Patients at Bournewood also have the right to refuse visitors if they choose. All units have preferred visitor schedules, however accommodations for visitors can be made outside of those schedules. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Families planning to bring young children to a visit must call the unit in advance so that staff can make the appropriate accommodations if possible.
Visits by members of the clergy, attorneys and legal advocates can take place anytime upon a patient's approval.
We remind those planning to make a visit at Bournewood that any packages or bags that are given to patients will first be searched by staff as required by our protocols for safety. Some items are not allowed on the units and are listed in the Patient and Family Guide available to download here.
It is also important to know that federal and state privacy laws prohibit Bournewood staff from confirming a person's presence or stay at our hospital.