Patients & Visitors

Staying calm improves care

For your upcoming visit to Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, please remember that calmness helps healing. Our staff are here to help, and other patients appreciate a quiet space that helps people relax and focus on their health and care. Family members and other visitors, patients, and our staff, are all encouraged to focus on healing. Let’s help each other.

Visitation Guidelines

Our Visitation Guidelines have changed effective November 30, 2022.  Masks are still required in all healthcare facilities. Please review our updated Visitation Guidelines for specific areas below. 

Please note:  All patients will be screened for illness upon entry and must wear a hospital-grade mask provided by this facility for the duration of their time with us. If a patient is accepting a visitor, both the patient and visitor must wear a mask for the duration of the visit. We ask all visitors to refrain from visiting if they have any symptoms of illness as this puts patients and staff at risk. Patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 cannot have in-person visitors unless approved by Nursing leadership. 

Visitation Hours: 8 am – 8 pm, seven days a week.

Inpatient Unit: No limit on the number of visitors per day, but only two at a time are permitted to visit. The visitors are allowed to leave and return but must stay in the patient’s room while here.

Patients at end-of-life may have up to four visitors at a time. Visiting hours may be extended for end-of-life patients when approved by Nursing leadership. 

Day Surgery Unit: No limit on the number of visitors per day, but only two at a time are permitted to visit. The visitors are allowed to leave and return but must stay in the patient’s room while here.

Emergency Department: Patients are allowed one adult visitor. Visitors must remain at the bedside and wear a mask at all times. Patients at end-of-life may have up to four visitors, two at a time, with one change out. 

Outpatient Medical Services/Practice Offices: No limit on the number of visitors per day, but only two at a time are permitted to visit. The visitors are allowed to leave and return but must stay in the patient’s room while here.

Thank You!

We understand that family support is an important part of a patient’s well-being. We are doing all we can to best protect those in our care as well as all in our community. Thank you for understanding.