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For Patients & Visitors

Our Visitation Policy

Beth Israel Lahey Health has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order keep our patients and staff safe. Please review our updated visitor policy below. Additional COVID-19 resources, including information on testing and vaccination, can be found here.

Visitor Guidelines

We understand the importance of being able to visit a patient while they are in the hospital, however, we have put temporary visitor limitations in place to help protect everyone from COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

If you are looking to reschedule an appointment or to make a telehealth appointment please contact your provider for more information.


  • Visitors are not allowed for inpatients at this time, regardless of COVID-19 or vaccination status of the visitor or patients.
  • Care teams may consider exceptions for special circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

Emergency Department, Ambulatory and Procedural Areas

  • Each patient may have one (1) essential escort.