Visiting a Patient

Visitors make a hospital stay more pleasant and are important to a patient recovery.  Missouri Delta Medical Center recognizes the value of having family support and has incorporated a family-centered design into the layout of each of the newly renovated patient floors. Visitors will find private rooms with large benches to accommodate several visitors or a family member who would like to stay the night.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are flexible and determined by the patient in collaboration with their health care providers.  Some reasons visitation may be restricted include:

  • Special Departments: Pediatrics, Senior Lifestyles, ICU, Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit
  • The patient request a limit on visitors.  If the patient is a minor, or incapacitated, the legal guardian can limit visitors.
  • The patient is resting.
  • The patient is undergoing a medical or therapeutic procedure.
  • The visitor’s behavior is disruptive to patient care

Other Guidelines

Please don’t visit if you have had a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, sore throat or cold with the last 24 hours. It is important to restrict exposure in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. When a patient requests visitation, staff members will provide the visitor with a mask and other protective equipment.

  • Please be respectful of others patients and talk quietly.
  • Please dress appropriately; shirts and shoes are required.
  • Please talk to the patient’s nurse about dietary restrictions before bringing a patient food.


Visitor are welcome to dine in the cafeteria and vending machines are available 24 hours a day. Vending machines are located in the cafeteria, ER waiting area and the ICU waiting area.

Hours of Operation Daily:
6:45 am – 10:00 am
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Monday – Friday
6:45 am – 3:30 pm

Gift Shop

At Missouri Delta Medical Center’s Gift Shop, we make it easy for you to surprise your loved ones with a thoughtful gift, to bring comfort in difficult times, to celebrate a new arrival or just to say “I love you.” We feature a wide selection of gifts, including plush animals, angels, jewelry, toys, figurines and greeting cards.  We have a great selection of items during seasonal times such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, etc.
We accept all major credit and debit cards and all items are tax free. Plus we offer free gift wrapping! Located on the first floor of the hospital in the main lobby. Free delivery to the patient room offered during Gift Shop hours of operation.

Hours of Operation
M – F 9:00 am-3:00 pm | Closed on Holidays
(573) 472-7693

Send Patient Greeting Card

Would you like to send some words of cheer or encouragement to a Missouri Delta Medical Center patient? Send your thoughts to family and friends during their stay with us. Click here to send a patient a greeting card!

Tobacco-Free Facility

To promote and protect good health, Missouri Delta Medical Center became tobacco-free on August 1, 2012.  Patients, visitors, staff, vendors or contractors will not be allowed to smoke on any hospital properties.  If you are a patient and concerned, feel free to speak to your physician or nurse about options on how to deal with the tobacco-free policy during your stay.

“The tobacco-free policy has been designed to preserve the health of our employees, patients, visitors, and volunteers along with fulfilling the hospital’s mission of promoting the general health of our community.”  – Jason Schrumpf, Missouri Delta Medical Center, President & CEO


Wireless internet access is available throughout Missouri Delta Medical Center.  Access will allow families to check email, research medical conditions and keep in contact with loved ones.