Visitors are limited to no more than two at one time for each patient so as to not disturb other patients. Children under the age of 12 years are advised not to be in patient care areas. There is a visiting lounge on every floor and patients may visit with families and small children in this area.
New fathers or significant others are welcome at any time if the patient has a private room in the Family Centered Care Unit. Overnight stays are only permitted in private rooms. In semi-private rooms, regular visiting hours of 1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. must be observed. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay over night at any time. Please limit children's visits to the baby's siblings.
Visitor Guidelines during Flu Season
For the safety of our patients, staff and community, Sibley Memorial Hospital is limiting visitors during the flu season. Visitors with flu-like symptoms are not permitted. Symptoms include fever, cough, body aches and sore throat.
Thank you for helping to keep Sibley safe.
General: 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Family Centered Care Unit: 1:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Critical Care and Cardiac Care Units: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Weekends: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Patient Information Desk
Volunteers at the Information Desk will provide callers who ask for you by name with your room and phone number, unless you request at the time of admission that this information be withheld. Patient condition reports are not given. Out-of-town visitors may receive information on short-term accommodations at the Information Desk.
Parking & Transportation
Parking is available at the Hospital for hourly rates. Click here for more information.
The D6 and M4 Metro bus and the Number 23 Ride-On bus serve Sibley. Schedules are available at the Information Desk. There is a courtesy phone in the lobby with direct lines to taxicab companies.
Windows Café, our cafeteria, is located on the ground floor (level G) to the right as you exit the elevators.
Full Breakfast, Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Weekends and Holidays: 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Light Fare: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
There is a vending area adjacent to the cafeteria, open 24 hours a day, with snacks, beverages and light meals.
Wireless internet access is available in Windows Café. The service is free and is provided for the convenience of patients, visitors and guests.
A coffee kiosk is located on the main floor by the Emergency Department entrance.
Serenity is located in the Sibley Medical Building on the first floor by the main entrance.
Items available for patients include post-surgical garments, oncology products, skincare, books, magazines, CDs, cards, candy and flowers. Fine gifts are also available for mothers, babies, friends and family members.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Serenity is closed on Sundays and holidays.
All proceeds benefit Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Flower and Gift Delivery
We are pleased to offer a flower and gift delivery service to your loved ones who are patients at Sibley.
To order a pre-arranged fresh flower assortment or a gift, please call 202-660-6474 between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Orders placed by 4:00 p.m. will be delivered the same day; orders taken after 4:00 p.m. will be delivered after 10:30 a.m. the following day. Fresh flower assortments start at $30 and balloons can be added as well. Inquire with the attendant as to what other gifts may be available that day for delivery.
ATM machines are located on the ground floor opposite the elevator and on the main floor to the right of the elevators.
Smoking: Tobacco-Free Campus
To promote the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in any area of the hospital or on the grounds. Medical treatment for nicotine addiction may be available through your physician.