Visitor Tips & Resources
Access records at your convenience.
Beverages and snacks are available 24 hours a day from vending machines located on the third floor in the surgery waiting room.
Cell phone usage
It is advised not to use cell phones near a person on a monitor.
St. Luke's St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital offers wireless Internet access for our guests.
Gifts for patients
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients to make sure the gift is appropriate. In the Intensive Care Unit, please check with the unit nurse regarding any gifts for patients.
Parking for patients and visitors is available on the upper parking lots. Parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All parking at St. Luke's St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital is free. Patients and visitors are cautioned not to park in reserved areas or certain designated areas. Be sure to lock your vehicle.
If something happens which causes you to need assistance with your vehicle, please contact Security. For an escort to your vehicle, which is provided at any time, please call Security.
Hotel & restaurant information
If you're accompanying a patient and coming from out of town, you'll want to stay close so it's easy to visit during visiting hours. To assist you with your planning, click to see listings of nearby hotels and restaurants.
The chapel is located on the fourth floor, off the main hospital lobby. Visitors of all faiths are welcome for worship services, prayer and meditation. Holy Communion is distributed by request. Please notify the nursing staff if you would like to receive Holy Communion.
Patient visiting hours
Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.*
* Please note that visiting hours are subject to change at the discretion of the patient's nurse. Also, NO visitors are allowed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. due to shift change.
- We ask that only two guests visit a patient at one time
- We understand that it is very important to keep in touch with loved ones who are in our hospital, and we strongly encourage family members and friends of patients to stay in contact through telephone calls and emails. Patients can receive email messages through our hospital website.
- Visitors who are coming to see a loved one should leave their children at home with a caregiver. We do not offer on-site child care, and children can never be left unattended at St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital.
- If a patient is facing an end of life prognosis, his or her family is encouraged to work with the patient's physician and caregivers to make an exception to this policy to ensure that the emotional needs of the patient and family are met.
Other helpful visitor guidelines
- The staff of St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital is here to help with any questions you may have.
- Security officers assist you in your safety while you are visiting our hospital and out in the parking lot.
- Please consider the patient's health by washing your hands before and after visiting.
- Trust and confidence of patients is our primary mission. When the doctor, nurse, technician or therapist enters to give treatment, visitors may be asked to leave the room.