Visiting Hours for Parents and Families

Construction information

Due to construction work related to Rush’s new cancer and neurosciences building, some lanes will be closed on Ashland Avenue near Harrison Street. Please avoid Ashland Avenue and allow extra time. To learn more about alternative routes to reach Rush destinations on Harrison Street, including the main parking garage and Professional Building, please visit this web page.


At Rush University Children’s Hospital, we understand that you know your child best, and we believe you are an integral member of your child’s care team.

That’s why we encourage parents, family members and caregivers to spend as much time as possible with their children when they are in the hospital.

  • Bedside: Parents are welcome at their child’s bedside at any time of day or night.
  • Overnight: One parent may stay overnight with their child.

Visiting hours for everyone else, including healthy siblings, are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Siblings and other children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and other select units within Rush University Children’s Hospital and Rush University Medical Center have special visitor policies. Please check with the specific unit or call the hospital operator at (312) 942-5000 to be transferred to a specific unit and find out the visitor policies for that unit.

Find out more information about visiting hours and policies at Rush University Medical Center.