Changes on our campus
We have made changes to our campus to protect our patients, staff, and community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you plan to visit our downtown campus, please note where you can enter and how many individuals can visit. Please plan accordingly and thank you for understanding.
For the safety of everyone, please be advised that all patients, visitors, and staff are required to wear a mask or face covering while inside our facilities to guard against the spread of COVID-19.
Visitors are able to enter our facilities either through 730 S. 8th Street (Red Entrance) or Purple Skyway from HCMC Parking Ramp (6th Street and Park Avenue).
(Effective 11/25/2020) For the safety and protection of our patients and staff, no visitors who are ill will be allowed to visit patients.
Emergency Department / Urgent Care (24/7)
ED/UC Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Vulnerable/Incapacitated Adults: 1 adult
Imminent End of Life Patients: 2 adults
Patients with Disabilities: 1 support person
Hospital inpatient (Non COVID) (10am - 8pm | 7 days)
1 visitor/support person per day. (Clergy and legal council do not count as visitors.)
Hospital inpatient (COVID) (n/a)
No visitors, except compassionate care.
Compassionate care patients (24/7)
Rotations encouraged between 10 am and 8 pm
2 adults at a time (additional rotation allowed up to six). Visitors will be asked to leave some form of identification at the Welcome Services desk.
Inpatient pediatric patients (24/7)
Labor & Delivery patients (24/7)
1 adult visitor/external doula, or 1 adult visitor and 1 Hennepin Healthcare doula* (*our internal doula does not count as a visitor)
Inpatients with disabilities (24/7)
1 support person
Outpatient clinic adult patients needing assistance (during clinic hours)
1 support person
Outpatient clinic pediatric patients (during clinic hours)
1 parent or guardian
730 S. 8th Street, Red Entrance
Purple Skyway from HCMC Parking Ramp
For patients going to the Clinic & Specialty Center via skyway only. All visitors must enter at Red Entrance to be screened.
6th Street and Park Avenue
Clinic & Specialty Center
715 S. 8th Street
M – F, 7 am until 6 pm
913 S. 7th Street, Blue Entrance
For symptom-free patients only
M – F, 6 am – 6 pm
900 S. 8th Street, Blue Entrance
For Viral Screening Clinic patients only
M – F, 8 am – 4:30 pm
We realize that human connection contributes to healing, and our staff is dedicated to ensuring that your loved one is supported and cared for emotionally and physically.
What you can do:
- Stay connected to your loved one with technology – smartphone, iPad, laptop. We can assist patients who might not be tech-savvy.
- Send or drop off a card, a special picture, or other mementos to help your loved one feel connected to home. We will make sure they get delivered.
- Drop off personal care items that bring your loved one comfort. Please know that we will do what we can to protect these personal items but we urge you not to leave anything of high value. It is not possible for us to guarantee the security of personal items at this busy time.
How do I drop off items?
From 8 am to 6 pm, drop your items off at the Welcome Desk at the 730 S. 8th St. Entrance.
Thank you for your understanding and please be assured that your loved one’s well-being is our # 1 priority. We are all family in this stressful time. To reach your loved one’s unit and/or room phone, please call 612-873-3000.