Patient Amenities

Visiting Hours

Inpatient adult
Two adult visitors per day during visiting hours 8 am to 9 pm and 10 am to 9 pm in the ICU; visitors may come and go or switch out. Visitors must obtain and wear a visitor badge upon entering and exiting the building. Visitors may use common areas such as the cafeteria and gift shop, but must practice social distancing. Children under 12 may not visit at this time. No visitors with COVID positive patient.

Inpatient pediatric
Pediatric patients in the medical surgical unit or in the ICU are suggested to have at least one parent, legal guardian or grandparent stay with the child. Two are allowed. Only one guest tray will be provided. No siblings are allowed to stay.

End of life situations in all areas will be handled case by case depending on the situation.

Cancer Center
One visitor for an appointment/infusion. No children permitted in the center with the patient.

Emergency Department
One adult visitor, must stay with patient. No visitors allowed in the waiting area. Children under 12 may not visit at this time.

COVID positive or symptomatic patients in the Emergency Department only one visitor if they reside with the patient. They may not leave the exam room and if they leave the room, they must wait in their vehicle to decrease cross contamination. If the patient is admitted the visitor is not permitted on the floor..

Family-Centered Maternity Suite
Two visitors per patient throughout their stay; two can accompany the infant for PKU and other outpatient testing. For COVID positive OB patient, one visitor and they cannot leave the room.

One visitor per adult patient except for pediatric, who may have both parents.

Outpatient testing
May have one person accompany them.

All Visitors to the Subacute Unit will need to bring proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours of visiting or be tested on site.
Outpatient testing- May have one person accompany them.

Surgical services
One visitor and no children under 12.

End of life situations in all areas will be handled case by case and communicated by the supervisor or dept leader depending on the situation.

Everyone entering the hospital as a visitor must be screened at the kiosk, be symptom free, wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and social distance from patients.

Cafeteria and Snacks

The cafeteria is located in the lower level of the hospital and is open seven days week.


  • Breakfast: 6:30 am – 7:30 am, 8 am – 10 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am – 2 pm
  • Dinner: 4:30 pm – 7 pm

The Loar Gift Shop offers a variety of drinks, snack foods, and frozen treats. Gift shop proceeds benefit the Loar Auxiliary, which raises money to assist Garrett Regional Medical Center.

Communication Devices and Accessibility

The use of cellular phones and wireless devices is only permitted in approved areas of the hospital. If you are in an area where cell phone use is prohibited, our staff will provide notification. For the safety and privacy of our patients, staff, and visitors, we ask that you do not use your electronic device to take or record photos, audio, and/or videos while at the facility.

To support patients or family members who are hearing-impaired, teletypewriters (TTYs) are available in the admissions department and can be reached from outside the hospital at 301-533-4146.

Free wireless access is available for patients and visitors. Visitors may call the 301-533-4000 to be granted access.

Loar Gift Shop

Located on the first floor of the main lobby, the Loar Gift Shop offers a variety of snacks, drinks, toys, seasonal gifts, household décor, flowers, clothing and accessories. If you are outside of the facility and you would like to order a flower arrangement for delivery to a hospital patient you may call 301-533-4045 during business hours.


All visitors are asked to park in lots specifically designated for visitors, free of charge. Click the map to enlarge.

Garrett Regional Medical Center Parking map

Tobacco/Smoking Policy

Garrett Regional Medical Center is a smoke and tobacco free facility. Tobacco use, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco products, are not allowed. Vaping products are also banned.


All vendor representatives must have appointments to visit designated employees. Purchasing will verify appointments and maintain a vendor identification log, as well as issue a vendor badge for GRMC identification. Appointments are accepted Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm by calling 301-533-4020 or 301-533-4021. Click here to login/register.