Visiting Hours

Visiting hours for each unit are listed below. Eleanor Slater Hospital extends equal visitation to LGBT(lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) patients. Family members who have a contagious illness are asked to consider the frail nature of many of our patients and to act in accordance with sound health care practices relative to patient visitation.

Zambarano Unit - Wallum Lake House
12:00 noon to 8:00pm

Cranston Campus - Regan, Mathias, and Virks Buildings
12:00 noon to 8:00pm

Cranston Campus - Adolph Meyer Building
2:00pm to 8:00pm

Children may visit under special arrangements made through the Supervising Registered Nurses Office, (401) 462-2294.

Cranston Campus - Pinel Building, Forensic Unit

Visiting Policy (401) 462-6998

All visitors must be approved by the treatment team. The treatment team reviews the visitor list submitted by the patient. Once approved the visitors will be placed on the List of Approved Visitors.

Family and friends may visit from 12:30pm - 2:30pm, and 3:30pm - 8:00pm, seven days per week. Most visits are non-contact visits. Contact visits do occur but must be pre-arranged and approved by the treatment team in advanced. Contact visits generally can occur once a month.

  • Visits cannot occur if the patient is attending a therapeutic group.
  • Anyone over the age of 12 can visit.
  • Visitors must present a photo ID.
  • Professional visits (such as attorney or clergy) can visit at any reasonable time.