Visitor Information

Friends and family may visit when patients grant visitors. All visitors under the age of 12 must be in the care of an adult at all times. Persons who feel sick should not visit patients. Sometimes, the hospital may restrict or limit visitors due to the patient’s condition. Certain circumstances may arise that could provide a basis for the facility to impose restrictions or limitations on visitors.

For the safety of our patients and staff, entrances are locked between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. During this time, visitors should enter and exit through the Emergency Department.

Unit Visiting Hours

Maternal Child Unit
Only siblings of newborns are permitted to visit if under the age of 12.

Critical Care Unit
Visitation is limited as follows:

  • Immediate family/significant others only.
  • Only two to three visitors at a time.

No visitation during shift-to-shift reports and during the night:

  • 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • 2:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

Flu Season Visiting Restrictions

During flu season (November 1-April 1), Newton Medical Center puts visitor restrictions in place in order to protect our patients and staff. Please DO NOT visit if:

  • You are running a fever (100.4ºF or higher).
  • You have a cough.

Please do not bring children 12 years old and younger.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is located in the front lobby of the hospital and is operated by the Newton Medical Center Community Association, our volunteer organization. The gift shop carries flowers, cards, candy, toys, books and toiletries.

Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 2 to 5 p.m.

Mail and Flowers

Mail and flowers are welcome in most areas. Flowers (silk or live) and plants, however, are not allowed in the Critical Care Unit.

Newton Medical Center volunteers deliver mail daily and flowers several times a day. Mail arriving after your dismissal will be forwarded to your home. Flowers arriving after your dismissal will be handled by the florist.

Sunflower Café

The Sunflower Café, located at the north end of the hospital, is open to serve you during the following times:

Monday through Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Meal are served throughout the day:

Breakfast: 6:30 to 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Supper: 5 to 7 p.m.
Self-Serve, Snack and Grab-N-Go items: Available all day

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