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Visitation Policy

We thank you in advance for your support in helping us maintain the safety of patients, their loved ones and our team members.

We ask that you remain respectful with our team members about these changes and always follow the visitation guidelines.

Hurricane Ian Visitation Policy
All Changes Effective September 27, 2022 | 8 PM

In order to safely care for our patients, we will implement the following changes to our Visitation Policy effective 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022:

  • As Tampa General Hospital is not a storm shelter, regular visitation will be suspended at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27
  • To accommodate our most vulnerable patients, exceptions will include:
    • Labor & Delivery patients will be allowed one support person
    • Pediatric patients will be allowed two parents/guardians
    • In certain circumstances, a patient’s clinical condition may warrant an exception to Tampa General Hospital’s visitor restrictions during the storm. These decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Visitor Storm Readiness

Visitors who receive an exception should be aware that TGH is not a designated shelter, and we have to focus our resources on our patients’ needs. As such, we ask that the few visitors who are given permission to stay come fully prepared with food and clothing for several days to last through the storm and initial recovery.

During the duration of the storm, we will secure our hospital campus, which will not allow for any entry or exit.

Patient Safety

Please be assured that our team is prepared to care for your loved ones during this type of emergency. As Hurricane Ian approaches, the safety of our patients is our top priority. We will keep our website www.tgh.org updated in real-time throughout the storm.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions or concerns, please email patientrelations@tgh.org


If you or your loved one have been met with resistance when attempting to visit with loved ones, you may file a complaint with the Agency for further review and action.