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Patient & Visitor Guide

Here you will find general visitor information and answers to questions you may have when coming to visit a patient at Caritas Carney Hospital. 

Visiting Hours

The following hours have been set aside for families and friends to visit.

Medical/Surgical & Intermediate/Step Down Units:
Visitors and Hours: All Visitors: 1:00pm-8:00pm

Visitors and Hours: Parents: 24 hours/day; All others--1:00pm-8:00pm

Adult Mental Health:
Visitors and Hours*:

  • Monday-Friday: 4:00pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat, Sun, Holidays: 1:00pm-5:00pm, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Adolescent Mental Health:
Visitors and Hours*:

  • Monday-Friday: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat, Sun, Holidays: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Critical Care Unit:
Visitors and Hours: Immediate family: Check with Unit Staff

Visitors and Hours: All visitors: 24 hours/day

*To prevent our patients from becoming overtired and because of space constraints, no more than two visitors, age 12 and over, are permitted to visit a patient at the same time.  In the event of a special circumstance or occassion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or for a visitation request for children under age 12, please contact your nurse.


Patient Updates

Family and friends can check on a patient's progress by calling patient information at 617-296-3114 or 617-296-3115. To protect the patient's privacy, only basic information on medical condition will be provided, such as good, fair, serious or critical.



Parking facilities are located in the front of the hospital and in the garage to the rear of the hospital.  Handicap parking is available in both areas.  Patients park for free with a validation stamp.  Visitors pay a nominal fee. 

Note: No cars may be left overnight in either parking area without permission from the security department.


Gift Shop

A gift shop is operated by the hospital's ladies' auxiliary, known as the Ladies of Charity.  It is located across from the information desk in the lobby and is closed on legal holidays.  The gift shop sells a variety of sweets, reading materials, greeting cards, gift items, jewlery and children's clothing. 

Gift Shop Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm (Seasonally)


Flowers & Balloons

Flower arrangements and plants may be sent or personally delivered to patients in most units.  They are not, however, permitted in the critical care units.  A selection of fresh flowers is also available through the hospital's gift shop.

Visitors are asked only to bring Mylar® (foil) balloons to patients when visiting.  Due to potential hazards of Latex balloons, this type of balloon is prohibited within the hospital.


Cash Machine

An automatic teller machine (ATM) is located next to the gift shop in the lobby.  The ATM takes a variety of bankcards.


Coffee Shop

Dunkin' Donuts is located in the lobby and is open from 5:30am-9:00pm (8:30pm on Sunday).



Patients and visitors are welcome to use the cafeteria located on the basement level of the hospital. 

Breakfast:You'll find a variety of fresh breads, bagels and pastries.  A full grill menu featuring cooked to order eggs, meats, potatoes and pancakes is also available.  We also offer lighter selections such as fruits, yogurt and cereals.


  • Hot Breakfast--6:30am-9:45am
  • Cold Breakfast--6:00am-10:30am

Lunch and Dinner:
We feature a variety of selections from Selona Gril, Signature Deli and Copper Pot soups.  A hot entree station with alternating fresh carved meats or made to order sauteed items is also available.  A bountiful salad bar and a grab and go salad and sandwich selection is available for those on the run.


  • Grill and Entrees--11:00am-2:00pm, 4:30pm-7:00pm
  • Deli--11:00am-7:00pm

Vending machines are located in the seating area of the cafeteria.  A microwave is also available.



The Chapel, which is located on the second floor near the main (blue) set of elevators, is open 24 hours a day.  All are welcome to visit any time of the day or night.  Visitors to the Chapel are invited to record their requests for prayer in our Prayer Petition Book at the back of the Chapel.  Masses and other services celebrated in the Chapel can be viewed on Channel 15 of the in-house television system. 

Eucharistic Celebration (Mass):
Monday-Thursday: 12 Noon
Sunday: 9:00am