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Child Life Services - Special Visitor Policy 

 Special Visitor Policy 

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Thank you for your interest in visiting the patients at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

Special groups and visitors include any celebrity (musician, actor, sports figure or team) or entertainer (costumed characters such as Elmo) who wishes to come to Cardinal Glennon and visit with patients in their rooms or in the playrooms.

Once directed to do so, all special visitors are required to read and submit this form to ensure the safety and privacy of our patients.

For infection control reasons, and in accordance with federal HIPPA patient privacy regulations, tours or patient visitation by groups from the community are generally not allowed. Exceptions may be made in cases when a patient directly benefits from the special visitor (ex: celebrities, athletes and organizations providing patient activities or entertainment only in certain designated areas of the hospital).

All Special Visitors must be escorted by a Child Life Specialist at all times. If a group does not arrive within one half hour of its scheduled arrival time, the event may be cancelled or rescheduled for a later date.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schmidt at 314-268-2700 ext. 2425 or by email at

Please note: Our patient count changes daily, making us unable to predict the number of patients able to participate on the day of your visit.


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