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Visiting a Patient

Woman visiting with her husband in the hospital.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Visiting hours

We have an open visiting policy for family members - anyone the patient regards as family. However, patient care and adequate patient rest are important.

To enhance quality of care, each unit has specific visiting hours. Check at the nurses' station on each unit for visiting hours.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit​

Babies in NICU are more susceptible to infections. To protect the babies, we do not allow visits by those who are sick or who have been exposed to certain diseases:

  • ​Respiratory flu (seasonal or H1N1)
  • Fever
  • Strep throat
  • Coughing
  • Pink eye
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach flu
  • Rash
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Open sores or impetigo
  • Diarrhea
  • Cold sores
  • Runny nose​

Some diseasees are infectious before you become sick. You cannot visit the NICU if you've been exposed to:

  • ​​Measles within the last 21 days.
  • Rubella/German measles within the last 21 days.
  • MMR immunization within the last 21 days.
  • Polio immunization within the last 21 days.
  • ​Chicken pox immunization within the last 21 days.​
  • Mumps within the last 26 days.
  • Chicken pox within the last 30 days.
  • Whooping cough within the last 30 days.

General visitor guidelines:

Smoking or using electronic cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products is not allowed on our campus.

We ask that visitors use sanitizer or soap and water before entering a patient's room and when leaving.

As a visitor, you may be asked to leave the room during tests, treatments or when the care team is seeing the patient.


Patient and visitor parking is available 24/7. Parking is located in the following areas:

Lot 1 (Patients and visitors)

Located immediately in front of the hospital and includes all covered parking. This lot is reserved for patients and visitors.

Lot 2 (Patients and visitors)

Located on the second level parking deck above the covered parking lot. This lot is reserved for patients and visitors.

Lot 9 (Patients and visitors)

Located north of the hospital and across Kalsched Street. This lot is reserved for patients and visitors.

Lot 12 (Patients and visitors)

South of the hospital conference center. This lot is reserved for outpatients and visitors.​​


​Ronald McDonald House

803 West North Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

Ronald McDonald House of Marshfield welcomes families with a child, 18 or younger, who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient care at the hospital or clinic. Families must live outside Marshfield city limits. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Although advanced reservations are not accepted, families may call the morning they need a room.​​

Hope Lodge

611 West Doege
Marshfield, WI 54449

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge provides a warm, comfortable, home-like facility to meet the needs of commuting cancer patients. It features 22 guest rooms, which are available at no charge to patients who live more than 50 miles from the medical complex.​​

Nearby hotels​

Hotel Marshfield: 715-387-2700
Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center: 715-486-1500
​Woodfield Inn and Suites: 715-387-2233​​

Waiting areas

Waiting areas are located on each patient floor of the hospital, including the Emergency and Surgery departments.

A volunteer is on duty in the Surgery waiting room during weekday hours to keep you informed.


The hospital's cafeteria is located on ground floor, north.

  • Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You may also use the Marshfield Clinic cafeteria located on ground floor.

  • Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Vending machines

Vending machines for snacks and beverages are located near the hospital caf​é​ on the ground floor.

Other policies

Cellphone use is allowed on the medical campus. However, we do ask you to be considerate when using them.​

Weapons and firearms are prohibited from all Marshfield Clinic Health System locations.


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