Visiting Hours

Tucson Medical Center has open visiting hours 24 hours a day at the discretion of the nursing staff. Visitors should be free of all signs and symptoms of infectious diseases. The nurse may need to ask visitors to leave for a number of reasons, including to:

  • provide medical treatment
  • allow a patient to get rest
  • provide a quiet atmosphere for a roommate
  • remove loud or disruptive visitors.

We believe the choice to receive visitors belongs to the patient. If you do not want visitors or want them to stay for only a short time, please tell your nurse.

Visitors should be reminded:

  • No smoking within hospital or campus grounds
  • Minors must be supervised by an adult visitor at all times

Quiet Hours

In order to provide a restful environment that promotes healing TMC has established ‘Quiet Hours’ daily between the hours of 2 - 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. - 5 a.m. During Quiet Hours we ask that everyone lower voices and limit noise as much as possible. During these hours lighting on the unit is dimmed and deliveries and traffic on the unit is limited as much as possible. In situations when noise is unavoidable, earplugs are available and can be obtained simply by asking any hospital staff member.