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For Visitors at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital

Browse our hospital's information about our visitor services and policies, including guest Wi-Fi access, community partnerships and other available resources.

Visitor information

Visitor hours

Open Visitation, 7 days per week

To best serve our community and patients we have open visitation. All visitors must check in at the front desk or ER desk for a visitor sticker

  • The front entrance closes at 6:00 pm. After 6:00 pm visitors should enter through the ER and get a visitor sticker.
  • Inpatient rooms- No limit on the number of visitors or visiting hours
  • Outpatient/Day surgical patients- Visitors permitted after surgery
    • Visitors can wait in the lobby, cafeteria or second floor waiting area
  • ER patients- visitors are permitted
  • ICU patients- visitors are permitted
  • Children are allowed to visit with an adult
  • Mental health and wellness unit:
    • Visitation three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays
    • Patients may have no more than two visitors at one time. Adults only.

Wi-Fi access

HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital operates a wireless (Wi-Fi) network for our patients and guests. Using your Wi-Fi-enabled device, you can access many internet resources (email and websites) from just about anywhere in the hospital. We're happy to provide this free and reliable service to our patients and visitors, and getting connected is easy.

Tobacco-free policy

HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital is committed to providing a safe, clean, and healthy environment for our patients, employees, visitors and customers. For that reason, we are proud to be a tobacco-free campus.

Additional Information for visitors

  • Our hospital campus is easy to navigate and offers a relaxed and serene environment
  • Free and convenient parking is available in the parking garage or under the scenic trees. All parking is a very short distance from our main entrance
  • During business hours our courtesy cart drivers provide rides from your car to our front entrance
  • Our cafeteria is open for visitors

Patient surgery text updates

To keep families informed on the progress of their loved one's surgery, we offer a service that provides updates via text message.

To keep families informed on the progress of their loved one's surgery, we offer a service that provides updates via text message.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospital experience for our patients and visitors.

Volunteering at our hospital

HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital offers volunteer opportunities to people to contribute their time to improve the quality of services offered to our patients, family members, physicians and staff. Additionally, the great satisfaction gained by volunteers makes the experience truly worthwhile. If you are motivated to donate your time and talents and want to give back to your community, we invite you to join the dedicated group of volunteers at our hospital.