Lincoln Surgical Hospital Updated Visitor Policy

General Visitor Guidelines:

  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Must be the same person the entire day.
  • Must wear a mask. Masks with vents/valves are prohibited.
  • Must apply hand sanitizer upon entry to the building and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
  • Must stay in the patient’s room unless needing to use the public restroom.
  • Cafeteria is available for food or drink to-go. Please return to the patient room immediately following.
  • Must practice social distancing of 6 feet when in public areas.
  • Day of surgery a visitor may be asked to leave the building during the procedure and will be allowed to return upon patient’s arrival in his/her post-operative room.

*Eye Surgical patients: No visitors are allowed to the eye procedural area to
comply with social distancing. A visitor may accompany the patient until escorted
to the eye procedural area then the visitor must leave the building.
**Overnight stay patients: One visitor 5 a.m.-8:30 p.m.


  • Pediatric/Minors- (age 18 years or younger in Nebraska) are allowed two parents/guardians in to accompany them.
  • Adults needing special assistance- are allowed one adult support person (determined by the care team).
  • One Pastoral Care/Clergy requested by the patient may visit.
  • One contracted interpreter is allowed per patient in addition the allowed visitor.    

Family/Friends are encouraged to maintain contact with patients by personal
phones or video conferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.). Designated representatives
can call the hospital to check on a patient’s status or connect to a patient’s room.
Main Hospital Switchboard 402-484-9090.

Patients and visitors are required to follow all infection prevention and other LSH
guidelines. Anyone violating these guidelines will be asked to leave the facility.
For detailed latest LSH Covid-19 updates please visit our website or speak to an LSH staff member.