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Visitor Policies

Visitor Guidelines

Restrictions for Visitors Entering Sibley

Visitor Screening

To protect everyone on our campus from the spread of COVID-19, we enacted a strict visitor screening and visitation policy.

Visitors entering Sibley will be asked to sign in and respond to the following screening questions:

  • Do you have fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat or an unexplained loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19?
  • Visitors who answer yes to any of the screening questions will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Individuals who answer yes to any of the screening questions but who have a scheduled appointment or are seeking emergency care will be allowed to enter the facility. They will be asked to put on a face mask before entering.
  • Those accompanying patients for an appointment will not be permitted to enter if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
  • Upon entering the facility as well as entering and exiting patient rooms, individuals will be asked to hand wash or use hand-sanitizing gel.
  • Please plan to arrive early for your appointment to allow time to complete the screening process.


As part of our continuing effort to protect our patients, staff members and community from COVID-19, NO VISITORS will be permitted except in certain, limited circumstances*:

  • Special Care Nursery: two designated caregivers per patient
  • Labor & Delivery and post-partum: one designated visitor
  • End-of-life care: two visitors at a time

*For additional exceptions please visit

Equal Visitation

Sibley Memorial Hospital values the importance of family presence and visitation and the positive impact it has on healing and well-being of patients. Visitation is a patient right that is balanced by the primary focus of patient care and meeting the clinical needs of all patients in the facility. Patients have the right, subject to his or her consent, to receive the visitors whom he or she designates, whether a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member, or a friend, and the right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.

Visitation privileges shall not be restricted, limited or otherwise denied on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. All visitors designated by the patient (or representative where appropriate) enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy.

Visiting Hours


24-hours-a-day  - Recommended:  7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Renaissance

Visitors are not permitted in the Renaissance Skilled Nursing Facility.

  • Exceptions will be made for end-of-life or compassionate care situations.

Center for Babies and Families

7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Intensive Care/Telemetry Units

7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Behavioral Health Unit

Monday – Friday; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. & 7:30  to 8:30 p.m.
Weekends: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Parking & Transportation

Parking is available at the hospital; learn more about parking at Sibley.

The D6 and M4 Metro bus and the Number 23 Ride-On bus serve Sibley. Schedules are available at the information desk. There is a courtesy phone in the lobby with direct lines to taxicab companies.

Windows Café

Windows Café, our cafeteria, is located on the ground floor to the right as you exit the elevators.


Breakfast: 6:30 - 10:00 a.m
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pizza, Soup, & Snacks: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

There is a vending area adjacent to the cafeteria open 24 hours a day, with snacks, beverages and light meals.

Wireless Internet

Wireless internet access is available in Windows Café and throughout the hospital. The service is free and is provided for the convenience of patients, visitors and guests. To connect, select the "Sibley Guest" network from your device and accept the terms and conditions.

Coffee Kiosk

A coffee kiosk is located on the main floor by the Chapel.


ATMs are located on the ground floor opposite the elevator and on the main floor to the right of the elevators.

Tobacco-Free Campus

To promote the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in any area of the hospital or on the grounds. Medical treatment for nicotine addiction may be available through your physician.

Smoking Cessation Resources

  • DC Tobacco Free Coalition
    1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
  • American Lung Association
    1-800-LUNG-USA (586-4872)

Additional information is available upon request.