The Minnesota Department of Health has declared the flu widespread in our state. To protect our patients — many of whom are very ill and have complex health needs — children under the age of five, any sick persons regardless of age, and anyone with known exposure to a contagious illness are restricted from visiting M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center and M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Please call our Infection Prevention department at 612-273-5036 with questions.
Visits from family and friends help make a patient's stay more pleasant. It's always a good idea to call first and make sure the patient is ready for guests. Our hospital is made up of two campuses—the East Bank and West Bank, which are separated by the Mississippi River.
To be connected to a patient please call 612-365-1000 or 855-267-5289 (toll-free).
If you don't know whether the patient is staying on the East Bank or West Bank locations, call 612-273-3000. If you already know the campus, you can dial the hospital directly at:
Search our locations for direction to the facility you're visiting. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is something we can do to make your visit better.
As a visitor, these general rules help keep you, our patients and staff from spreading illnesses. Ask a nurse if there are visiting rules for the unit you plan to visit--hours are flexible, but are not the same on every unit.
During cold and flu seasons there is higher risk for spreading illness. You can expect:
These are the habits of a caring and careful visitor: