COVID-19: Vaccines, boosters, testing, and visitor guidelines. Please use ER for emergencies only. As significantly higher COVID surge looms, we ask for your help in preventing spread of the disease.

Visiting at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

Please check the COVID-19 page for the latest visitor information.


Parking is free. As with parking areas anywhere, please lock your vehicle and do not leave valuables in your car. See our main parking web page.

Visiting Hours

General Visiting Hours
5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Some units have different hours or certain restrictions posted. Please check with an RN for after hours visiting.

PeaceHealth Southwest is a closed campus between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. During this time, all visitors must enter and check in through the Emergency Department, located off Mill Plain Blvd.

If a patient cannot have visitors or requests no visitors, family members should share this with friends and relatives. Some patients choose not to tell family and friends about a scheduled hospital stay until after they are home and feel well enough to have visitors. We strongly recommend that visitors not come if they are ill themselves.

Other Units Visiting Hours

Intensive Care (ICU) and Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU): Limited to family and/or chosen support person. Visitors limited during shift change. To arrange visits, please use the telephone on the wall outside the unit entrances. The primary care nurse will arrange your visit according to the patient's needs.

Visitors are allowed based on staff discretion and patient desires, and according to the following guidelines: (a) well siblings; (b) 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Open visitation for people 12 years old and older; (c) 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Limited to immediate family and/or chosen support person.

Psychiatric Services
Monday to Saturday: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tobacco-Free Campus

To protect your health and the health of everyone who comes to PeaceHealth Southwest, smoking is limited to smoking huts located outside of the building. Please do not smoke in any building, at any entrance or anywhere on the grounds except in the smoking huts.

Gifts and Flowers

Please do not bring or send plants or flowers to the Intensive Care Unit. If you bring loose flowers to other units, please bring a vase (the hospital cannot supply containers). Due to latex allergies, latex balloons are not permitted in the hospital.

Gift Shop

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

PeaceHealth Southwest has two fully stocked gift shops, with gifts, sundries and other surprises to serve our patients, visitors, and staff. Net profits from Gift Shop sales are earmarked for educational scholarships for students who are pursuing a career in healthcare. The scholarships are administered by the PeaceHealth Southwest Foundation. The PeaceHealth Southwest Gift Shops are staffed and supported by generous volunteers from the Southwest Washington area. Click for more information about our gift shop.


Heritage Chapel, located on the first floor of the Mother Joseph building, is a sacred place open to all for meditation, prayer and healing of the mind and spirit. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lost and Found

If you find an item, please turn it in to the Information Desk in the lobby, or ask any employee for help. If you have lost an item, call Security.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl
Vancouver, WA 98664