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Visiting Hours

General Visitation
8 am to 8 pm 

The number of visitors allowed at any time is limited to three. This helps us keep noise levels low, creating a more restful environment. Please stop at the front desk before going to the patient’s room.

Children under 12 are discouraged from visiting. All children must be supervised by an adult other than the patient at all times, and must remain in the patient’s room during the visit.

During Your Visit

We understand the importance of family and visitors in aiding a patients’ recovery. We ask that you be as quiet as possible in the hallways, and while in the patient’s room. At times, visitors may be asked to leave if staff must provide care at the bedside, or if it is in the best interest of the patient.

Patients have the right to choose who visits them, including but not limited to both different sex and same sex spouse or domestic partner, child, sibling, both different sex and same sex parents, family and friends.

The patient has the right to deny visitors at any time.

Where Visiting Hours and Visitor Count Differ:

Visiting hours and rules can vary, depending on the area of the hospital where a patient is receiving care. This ensures a more restful environment for our patients and their needs.

Behavioral Health Services:

Adult Behavioral Services Unit:
Monday – Friday, 7 to 8:30 pm;
Saturday-Sunday, 2 to 3 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm.
Major holidays, 2 to 3 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm.
One visitor at a time; no children under 16. All visitors must check with the Security Guard.

Older Adult Behavioral Services Unit visiting hours:
Monday-Sunday, including holidays, 2 to 3 pm and 6  to 7 pm.
One visitor at a time; no children under 18. All visitors must check with the nurses’ station.

Emergency Department:
Visitors entering the Emergency Department are required to stop at the security desk. No more than two visitors are allowed in a patient room; special consideration to visitors is made on a case-by-case basis.

Family Birthing Center:
Visiting hours for visitors age 12 and older, and siblings, are 10 am to 8 pm. No more than three visitors per patient.
Observation of a delivery is limited by the mother’s wishes and physicians discretion. Three visitors may be in the room during labor, until the delivery of the infant. One person is allowed to stay 24 hours a day after the infant is born, if given a newborn delivery ID.
Sibling/half-siblings must be accompanied by an adult. Visitors under 12 will be asked to wait in the waiting room.

Intensive Care Unit:
Visitation is from 9 am to 8 pm. Visitors will be asked to leave the unit at any time to protect the patient’s privacy during emergencies. No one under 12 may visit; no more than two visitors at a time.
Visitors allowed in the ICU Waiting Room is limited to no more than three children per patient. Children must be supervised by an adult. Depending on circumstances, and the number of visitors in the ICU Waiting Room, it is possible that hospital staff will ask you to wait in the main lobby. 


The hospitals of Community Healthcare System provide free wireless internet service to help our patients and visitors stay in touch. It's never been easier to chat with family, share photos of newborns, conduct business or get news and entertainment while you stay at one of our hospitals. 

Wireless service is available in designated areas and visitor lounges throughout Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Because of equipment sensitivities, this service is not available in our critical care nursing units: Intensive Care, Cardiovascular Care, Neonatal Intensive Care and Neuroscience Intensive Care. 

Wi-Fi service can be accessed by any internet enabled device or equipment by connecting to the CHS InTouch WiFi wireless network. Patients and their guests need to provide their own laptops and software; no printer service is available. Service is separate from any network used to transmit patient data. Technical support for Wi-Fi users is not provided by the hospitals. 

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The Harbor Café, a full-service cafeteria, is open to visitors and staff in the administrative wing of the hospital. 

Hot breakfast, lunch and dinner selections are offered daily, along with a full salad bar and soups of the day. Harbor Café items include fruit, refreshments, coffee, tea, snacks and deserts.

Pre-packaged sandwiches, salads, cereal and snacks are on stock for those on the go.
If you are visiting when the Harbor Café is closed, a 24-hour canteen is located on the first floor across from the Chapel.

Snack items are also sold in the Gift Shop.

Cafeteria Hours:
Breakfast: 6:30 to 10 am
Weekend: 6:30 to 9:30 am.
Lunch: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Limited Menu: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Dinner: 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Outpatient Retail Pharmacy 

St. Catherine Hospital operates an outpatient retail pharmacy in the Professional Office Building which is open to the public.

The pharmacy offers:

  • Concierge services
  • Anti-coagulation clinic
  • Transitional pharmacy services to help people transition from hospital to home
  • Vaccinations

Pharmacy Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am to 7 pm
Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm