Visitor guidelines

Visitors are welcome

Your family and friends are welcome!  Those outside your close family may see you during regular visiting hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. If they need to visit during other hours, talk to your nurse. We ask that children under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult. 

Visitors exposed to contagious diseases or with signs of illness are asked not to visit. Everyone should wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer located in dispensers throughout the hospital.

Family and friends from out of town

The not-for-profit Walton Guest House is available for your family and friends who are from out of town and might not be able to afford lodging.
There are several restaurants and hotels within easy walking distance of the hospital. For more information, visit or

We are a non-smoking facility

To support a healthier environment for patients, visitors and staff, the entire Salem Hospital campus is smoke-free, including the parking garages. Nurses may not take patients outside to smoke and hospital equipment cannot be taken outside.

If you smoke, we can make your stay more comfortable with coping techniques. You can purchase over-the-counter nicotine gum from our Pharmacy located in Building B, or from our Gift Shop located in Building A. Smoking cessation counseling is also available.

Meals and snacks for visitors

Your family and friends have many choices to purchase food.

  • Creekside Dining in Building D
    Daily: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., including weekends
  • Building B Bistro
    Monday - Friday
    Lunch is served between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes soups, sandwiches and hot entree.
  • Espresso bar and refreshment centers featuring Starbucks® coffee located in main lobby areas of Buildings A, B and C. All but A are closed on weekends.
  • Vending services available in every building

Gift shop, mail and flowers

Our gift shop is in the Building A main lobby and is open 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The smaller gift shop in the lobby of Building B is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed weekends. Volunteers will deliver mail and flowers to patient rooms. Since some patients have latex allergies, latex balloons may not be brought into the hospital.

Wireless access

Patients, visitors and family members can use their personal electronic devices to access the Internet via Salem Hospital’s wireless network in buildings throughout the hospital campus. There are signs throughout the hospital that explain how to access our wireless network. You can also ask for help at any of our information desks.

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For your convenience, we have cash machines across the hospital campus:

  • First floor of Buildings A, B and C
  • Second floor of Building D

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