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Visitor Information for Sanford Health, Bemidji, MN

For our visitors

During your time at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, you are our guest. We are here to make you as comfortable as possible. Please let us know if there is anything you want or need to make your visit more positive.

Our staff and volunteers are here to help. They are located at our information desks throughout our facilities. They can answer any questions you may have and assist you in locating your friends and loved ones.

General daily visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. We ask visitors be respectful of the need for rest, privacy and quiet time for everyone. Please remember our primary focus is the health and well-being of our patients.

An essential part of our patients’ healing process is time spent with friends and family. We welcome these visits and strongly encourage this support in providing care for our patients.

Before visiting, please review the following guidelines:

  • Keep visits short, preferably no longer than 15 minutes.
  • Limit the number of visitors to two at a time.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Keep talking and laughing at a low volume so as to not disturb patients.
  • Each patient has the right to request no visitors.
  • To control the possible spread of infection, refrain from:
    • Using patients’ restrooms.
    • Sitting on patients’ beds.
    • Placing coats or other items on patients’ beds.
  • Disruptive behavior, intoxication and substance abuse are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
  • Visitors in large numbers may be asked to gather in non-patient care areas.
  • Smoking is prohibited on all Sanford Health properties.
  • Ensure all members of your visiting party are healthy.
  • The center’s east entrance is locked after 8 p.m.
    • After 8 pm visitors should use the west emergency room entrance.

Sanford Bemidji Medical Center 3rd floor

We are committed to keeping people safe and secure. This is especially true of the youngest and most vulnerable patients we care for.

The 3rd floor of the medical center is now secured at all times by a state-of-the-art security system. The floor includes: Women’s, Children’s, Labor & Delivery, Telemetry.

Third floor guidelines:

  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Government-issued ID is required to enter unit.
  • People entering the 3rd floor must be checked in receive a, badge and lanyard.
  • One caregiver/parent may stay overnight with patient/new mom.
  • East lobby doors lock at 8 p.m.
    • Guests: Use the emergency room entrance and obtain a sticker from security
  • Maximum of five visitors allowed in each room.
    • Maximum of three visitors after hours.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Children may not be left in waiting areas alone.

At Sanford Bemidji, we want to maintain the proper balance between family and caregiver involvement. We strive to allow patients to keep in contact with loved ones while also providing a safe, clean, comfortable and peaceful environment to be treated and recover.

Thank you for your cooperation in caring for our patients and your loved ones.