Visiting hours
We encourage family members and friends to visit; however, patient care is our primary concern. There may be times when we will ask that visitors leave the room so we can perform tests or treatment.

  • General visiting hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., two visitors per patient. Children under 12 are not allowed.
  • ICU visiting hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Quiet hours are 2 to 4:30 p.m. Children under 12 are not allowed.

General guidelines for visitors

  • You must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes.
  • You should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
  • You may not use tobacco products in patient rooms or anywhere on the hospital campus.
  • If you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease, you should not visit patients.

Cards, flowers and mail
These items are delivered to the patient's hospital room. Any items that arrive after a patient leaves will be forwarded to their home. Due to space limitations, flowers and balloons are not permitted in the Intensive Care Unit.

Gift shop
Our hospital volunteers operate a gift shop for the convenience of our patients and their guests. Specialty gifts, cards, balloons and personal items are available. Gift shop hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Hours may vary based on volunteer coverage.

Meals and snacks
Cafeteria hours: Lunch (full menu) 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; sandwich and salad bar only, 1 to 3 p.m.; supper, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Vending machines are located just off the Main Lobby, near the Gazebo.

Tobacco-free campus
Our concern is for our patient's health and recovery. It is our policy that tobacco products of any kind are not permitted anywhere on campus.

Cell phones and public phones
Each hospital bed has a telephone for patient use. Public payphones are located in the Emergency Department waiting area.

Compliments, comments, complaints
Your opinion is valued by the hospital so we have established a special Caring Connection devoted entirely to your compliments, comments and complaints. When a staff member deserves special recognition, give us a call. Or if you're dissatisfied in any way with your hospital stay please give us a chance to correct the situation. Call the Caring Connection Hotline 24 hours a day by dialing extension 6111.

Making a donation
We are fortunate that through our mission, giving has become an important way for our community to recognize and show gratitude for our doctors, nurses, staff and technology available right here at home, when they need it most. Gifts to the Riverside Tappahannock Hospital Make a Difference Fund allow us to continually enhance the facilities, equipment and programs that support the health care needs of the communities we serve. The fund also provides a means for concerned members of our community to fulfill their need to give hope or to honor a special person or event.

We truly appreciate all gifts made to benefit Riverside Tappahannock Hospital as we continue to provide high quality health care to the residents of the Northern Neck.