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Directions & Parking

For information regarding directions and parking during your visit, please visit Directions & Parking.

Family & Guest Visiting

Our healthcare team understands that having family and friends around is important to the healing process. Your family is welcome anytime, but we do ask guests to follow the guidelines below.

When can guests visit?

Hours are different for each unit, so you will need to check with your nurse or a guest relations representative for specific visiting hours on a unit.  Please note that these may change based on a patient’s condition or scheduled tests. There may be special guidelines for coming or staying after 9 pm.

Can children come?

In general, it is a good idea to check with a guest relations team member before bringing a child as a visitor. Children younger than 14 years must be accompanied by an adult other than the patient at all times. Some units may require health screens or have other limitations on children visiting.

If someone is sick, can they visit?

For your protection, people should not visit if they are sick, especially if they have a sore throat, cold or fever.

Is smoking allowed?

All Indiana University Health facilities are smoke-free. For the safety of everyone, smoking is not allowed in any IU Health building or on the grounds.

What is the alcohol and drug policy at IU Health?

All IU Health facilities are alcohol and drug-free.

What is the IU Health firearm policy?

It is the policy of Indiana University Health that no one, other than IU Health Security Officers or on-duty Law Enforcement Officers, carry or have in their possession a firearm or weapon while in a IU Health facility. Law enforcement officers should check in with IU Health Security if they plan to carry on premises.

Dine With A Patient

At Indiana University Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, guests are welcome to order a meal and dine with you in your room. To order a guest meal, guests should visit the Patio View Café and purchase a guest meal. Guest meals may be ordered to arrive with your meal. Cash and major credit cards are accepted.

Patient Postcard

Do you have a loved one staying at IU Health Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center? Let them know you are thinking about them by sending them an e-Card  a personalized greeting!

This quick, free service is available to any current inpatient at IU Health Simon Cancer Center. By completing our online form, your friend or family member will receive your special greeting hand delivered by one of our volunteers.

Cards are delivered daily, Monday through Friday. Any cards submitted over the weekend will be delivered on Monday. Postcards can be delivered to current patients only.