The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Visitor Welcoming System

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We know that expert, compassionate patient care provided in a safe, welcoming environment is of the highest importance to our patients and visitors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. As part of a comprehensive effort to enhance security, we are phasing in several new features, which started in March 2023. We have increased the number of security and guest services staff to welcome and assist you with the registration process.

Visitor Guidelines

  • Patients, visitors and care partners are required to register and present a valid photo ID when entering our main hospital buildings.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for this new process.
  • You will receive a printed badge that should be worn at all times while in the hospital.
  • Visitors and care partners: self-service kiosks are available if you want to skip the line and print a badge yourself. Some exclusions apply, in which case you will be asked to visit the front desk.
  • The Maryland Gun Safety Act of 2023 prevents gun owners from taking firearms into hospitals. Beginning in January 2024, patients, visitors and care partners must walk through a weapons-detection system when entering. Johns Hopkins is a weapons-free campus.

We will consider expanding and adapting the system in the future. Thank you for your assistance in our commitment to ensure a warm and welcoming environment for all who enter The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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