At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

What to expect at the Portland Shriners Hospital.

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Visiting a patient

Visiting a patient

Due to COVID-19, we have made the following changes in order to keep our patients and families safe:

  • Patients visiting for outpatient appointments may be accompanied by one parent/guardian and no siblings.
  • In accordance with Oregon’s Support Person Law (SB 1606), patients with disabilities who are undergoing surgery or staying in our inpatient unit may designate at least three support persons to provide assistance and help with the patient’s care. At least one of these support persons may be with the patient at all times during their hospital stay.

Visiting hours

  • A parent or guardian may stay in the room with the patient 24 hours a day.
  • Visitors may visit between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. All children under the age of 16 who are visiting must be with a parent or guardian at all times in the hospital.
  • All visitors under the age of 18 must have an adult with them in the activity room.

Safety guidelines

  • Patient, family and visitors should wash their hands or use the hand cleaning foam often.
  • Wash hands before and after eating and after using the bathroom.
  • Parent or guardian should sleep in their own bed, not in patient bed.
  • The side rails on the crib should always be kept up to prevent rolling out of the crib.
  • Shoes or slippers must be worn at all times by patients and all other persons when not in bed.
  • Parents, visitors or pets may not sleep in their car, van or camper parked overnight at the hospital.
  • Latex balloons are not allowed in the hospital. Mylar balloons are welcome.