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Visiting Hours:  The Hospital’s main entrance is open between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. If it is necessary for family members to enter the Hospital at other times, please use the Emergency Department entrance.

If you have recently experienced an acute respiratory illness, please refrain from visiting residents in our Long Term Care Center or patients in Medical-Surgical or the Birth Center. An acute respiratory illness is defined as a recent onset of at least two of these symptoms:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Cough with or without a fever

Quiet Hour:  A “quiet hour” has been established on our Medical-Surgical Floor each day from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. to give patients a chance to rest and mend. We appreciate visitors honoring this effort by keeping noise and traffic in the corridors to a minimum.

Cafeteria Hours: Northern Lights Café is in the lower level. Serving hours are: Monday through Friday — Breakfast 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Dinner from 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday — Breakfast 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Room Service Dining:   Guests are invited to use Room Service Dining to order breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ask staff or a volunteer for a menu. Food will be delivered to you within 45 minutes of placing your order. Call extension 1022 for service. Vending machines are available 24 hours a day.

Gift Shop:  The Kaleidoscope gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1o:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, except for the summer months when it is closed on the weekends. This service is provided by the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary.

Balloons:  Mylar balloons are the only balloons permitted in the hospital.

Cell Phones:  Cell phones and digital phones may interfere with critical equipment in the Hospital. Please do not use these phones within three feet of any patient who is connected to medical equipment or monitoring devices.

Internet Access:   Internet access is available in the Northern Light Café. There is a desktop personal computer available there for the convenience of patients and visitors. Guest wireless is also available throughout the hospital.  When a user connects to guest wireless, he/she will see the following wireless name “NFHVISITOR”.  There is no user name/password required.  Guest wireless is made possible by the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary.

Tobacco-Free Campus:  Northfield Hospital & Clinics is completely tobacco-free. All buildings, grounds and parking lots (including vehicles) are tobacco-free at all times. This provides a healthier environment for patients, visitors, employees and volunteers. If you’re going to be hospitalized, talk to your primary provider about quitting tobacco and other alternatives.