Visiting Hours, Guidelines and Services For Our Patients

From our wide range of medical services, to our healing, spiritual and social services, we work hard to create an unmatched hospital experience for our patients and our visits. Our services address your physical, psychological and spiritual needs to help you get back to health--and back to the life you love.

Visiting hours
Swedish Covenant Hospital recognizes the importance of visitation to the comfort and healing of our patients, and welcomes visitation at all times without discrimination.  

Visitation is welcomed 24 hours, patient driven and encouraged at all times unless contraindicated. Suggested patient visiting hours are between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.. These hours are considered most conducive to visitation.

For more detailed information regarding Swedish Covenant Hospital's visiting guidelines, please follow the link below. 

Visiting Guidelines (PDF)

Lobby Hours
Galter Medical Pavilion
Monday - Saturday: 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Anderson Pavilion
Monday - Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30  p.m.
To help you stay connected with your life during your stay at the hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital has high-speed Internet access available all across campus. From the hospital, you can easily stay in touch with your friends, relatives, co-workers or teachers.

Computers are not provided by the hospital, but if you bring your own laptop computer, you will be able to access the Wireless Guest Network free of charge.

How To Log On
Fliers with instructions explaining how to log on to the network are available at nurses' stations and unit front desks.

Terms Of Use
Before connecting to the Guest Network, you must accept the Guest Network Agreement. This agreement explains:

• The Guest Network is not secure, and you accept all risks of damage to your computer by connecting to it.
• Wireless users should not transmit their credit card information, passwords or any other sensitive personal information while using any wireless "hot spot."
• Swedish Covenant Hospital cannot be held responsible for theft, loss or damage to your computer.
• Any restriction or monitoring of a minor's access to the hospital's wireless network is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
• The Guest Network is a limited network provided for guests of the hospital, and some Web sites may be unavailable.
• If you have any problems accessing the Internet over the wireless connection, staff cannot make changes to your network settings or perform any troubleshooting on your device.

Upon admission to the hospital, you will receive a copy of our Patient Handbook, which contains information about your stay. This information includes (but is not limited to):

Your room is cleaned by the hospital Environmental Services personnel on a daily basis. 

For the protection of our patients and employees, standard safety precautions are followed. This means that our employees may be wearing gloves, masks, gowns or protective eye gear while caring for you. These safety measures are followed any time there is a possibity of exposing contagions.

Internet and Telephone
For patients who have laptops, Wireless Internet is available from any patient room. For your convenience, you can make free local calls from your room. Any calls placed outside of our local calling area will require the use of a calling card. TTY and auxiliary devices for the hearing impaired are also available. Swedish Covenant Hospital is not responsible for any valuables - including personal computer equipment - brought to the hospital.

Your caregiver provides a clean washcloth, towel, gown and pillowcase on a daily basis. Other linens are changed as needed.

Meals and Dietitian Services
Your doctor prescribes your diet to meet your individual health needs. If you are on a modified diet while a patient in the hospital, a registered dietician is available to provide nutrition counseling at no charge. International menus, including Korean and Hispanic foods, are also available. Patients may also receive certain diet selections for religious purposes (Kosher or Halal). 

Swedish Covenant Hospital is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for all who enter our facility. All Swedish Covenant Hospital employees wear picture identification badges while on duty. Also, Swedish Covenant Hospital has a closed-circuit monitoring system that records activities in key areas of the hospital and parking facility. Entrances to the hospital, other than the Emergency Department entrance, are locked at 8 p.m. and reopened at 5:30 a.m. (Galter Medical Pavilion) and 6:30 a.m. (Anderson Pavilion).

Services for Those with Disabilities
Swedish Covenant Hospital is committed to serving patients with disabilities. To ensure that patients with impaired sensory, mobility or speaking skills have an equal opportunity to benefit from hospital services, a variety of resources and services are available. For more information, call 773-878-8200, ext. 1700.

Because we care for your health, Swedish Covenant Hospital maintains a smoke-free environment. Thank you for not smoking.

Swedish Covenant Hospital offers a 24-hour interactive TV system, which includes free basic TV and a library of spiritual and health programs. A premium TV package is available for a small daily fee.

Visiting Guidelines
Visits from family and friends are a welcome and important part of the recovery process. Visitors are requested to stop at the Information Desk in the hospital lobby to obtain a visitor pass. Two visitors, ages 6 and over, may be in the patient room at a time.

Visiting Hours
Our visiting hours are designed to allow family members and friends to visit their loved ones at times that will protect all patients from disruption. Visiting Hours are:

• Patient Units, Intensive Care Unit, Family Birthing Center and Mother/Baby Unit: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., every day
• Psychiatric Unit: Mondays-Fridays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Visitation is allowed according to the patient's needs and program activities.

Click here for more information about our visiting guidelines
Swedish Covenant Hospital offers three on-campus options for guest and visitor dining.

Chill Cafeteria
Main Building, Basement Level
5145 N. California Ave.

Swedish Cafe
Galter Medical Pavilion, First Floor
5140 N. California Ave.

Au Bon Pain
Foster Medical Pavilion, Ground Level 
5215 N. California Ave.
Swedish Covenant Hospital is proud to partner with Galter LifeCenter, Chicago's premier medically based fitness center and the only certified medical fitness facility in Illinois.

Galter LifeCenter is a full-service health and workout facility offering progressive fitness, exercise, rehabilitation and wellness programs for the whole family. With many credentialed health and fitness professionals on staff, as well as therapists and a multi-lingual team, Galter LifeCenter encourages and enables you to pursue fitness from a holistic perspective.

In addition to a full range of exercise options and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, you also have access to the skills, knowledge and professional guidance you need to improve nutrition, manage stress, prevent illness and injury, and live purposefully.

Galter LifeCenter is also truly unique by being able to integrate wellness-based and hospital-based services, all in close affiliation with Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Galter LifeCenter is conveniently located on Swedish Covenant Hospital's main campus. For more information about the programs offered, visit or call 773-878-9936.