Neonatology

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) — Sibling Visitation in the NICU

Brothers and sisters who are at least 3 years old may visit in the NICU. All sibling visits are to be scheduled with your baby’s nurse and must include health status screening for each child, prior to each visit. Please limit your visitation time to a period that is developmentally appropriate for the sibling. Sibling visits are a maximum of 30 minutes. You should also plan to have adequate adult supervision of all brothers and sisters who may be visiting. With your cooperation, we hope to make your family’s visit as meaningful and supportive as possible.

Sibling Visitation Hours

  • 12:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., 7 days a week
  • Siblings 12 years old and up may also visit 7:45 p.m. – 9 p.m., 7 days a week

In anticipation of a sibling visit to the NICU, you should:

  • Obtain a copy of immunization records for each brother and/or sister 3 years old and older (up to school age) who will be visiting.
  • Bring the immunization records to the NICU for our nursing staff to review.

For each visit by a sibling, you should:

  • Call ahead and pre-arrange with your baby’s nurse (NICU: (585) 275-2267).
  • Complete a “Sibling Visitation Health Screen” questionnaire for each child. (Additional forms available from the Unit Secretary.)
  • Limit your visitation time to a period that is developmentally appropriate for the sibling. Sibling visits are limited to a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Plan to have adequate adult supervision of all brothers and sisters who may be visiting.

Note: At all times, medical and nursing staff reserve the right to ask visitors to leave if the need arises.

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Neonatology Division
Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (585) 275-2972
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Secretary: (585) 275-2267
Parent Information: (585) 275-5905
Fax: (585) 275-8805
Transport Line: (585) 275-2198

NICU Continuing Care Program (NCCP)
NCCP: (585) 275-8373
Fax: (585) 461-3614