I’m a Visitor


Visitor Guidelines

Thanks for taking the time to support your loved one’s care and recovery. UMC New Orleans welcomes visitors because they are important to patient healing. 


Visiting Hours

General Patient Care Units:
Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two visitors are allowed at a time per patient.

Critical Care Units:
8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Two visitors are allowed at a time per patient.


Smoke-Free Campus

To maintain a healing environment, UMC New Orleans is a smoke-free campus. Smoking, vaping and tobacco use are not permitted anywhere on our campus, including the grounds, buildings and parking areas.


Donate Blood

Donating blood is an easy way to help patients at UMC New Orleans. Learn how you can donate the gift of life.

 Location and Parking

UMC is conveniently located on Canal Street in the heart of New Orleans. Click for more info.

Gift Shop 

Rudiger's Gift Shop & Boutique  offers a wide selection of merchandise. Click for more information.

In the best interest of our patients, we ask that visitors who have a fever, symptoms of a cold or flu, or any other type of communicable disease not come to the hospital. We ask that visitors talk quietly since people are trying to rest and heal. Please refrain from using cell phones on patient floors. In the interest of patient privacy, please do not take photographs of patients in our hospital.          

Need overnight accommodations?

UMC New Orleans has exclusive partner rates at several hotels in the New Orleans area. Visit our accommodations page for information.


Our Partners


The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and twelve Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions with which they maintain affiliations.


The second-oldest medical school in the Deep South and the 15th oldest medical school in the United States, Tulane School of Medicine is equipping the next generation of medical professionals with the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world and shape the future of health care.