Restricted Visitor Policy

To protect our patients, staff, and community, we have implemented further restrictions on visitation in our hospitals, emergency departments and outpatient clinics.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Be assured that our patients are getting exceptional care from our outstanding physicians, nurses, and staff in a way that protects their safety and that of others. 

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Welcome to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. We're here to support you as a patient or visitor. We value your experience, so please contact Patient Relations at (615) 322-6154 if you have questions or concerns.

Hospital Information

Vanderbilt University Medical Center includes multiple hospitals on our main campus in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as clinics and facilities throughout Middle Tennessee. Our main campus includes Vanderbilt Hospital, Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. The main campus also includes Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Online Patient Information

To perform many tasks online such as viewing your medical record, paying bills or messaging your doctor, use our secure patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt.

You can schedule an appointment online for many of our specialists and primary care providers.

Preparing for Your Visit

The right steps preparing for your visit can help you have the best experience. In addition to the tips below, find more information at Vanderbilt Safer Visit.

Preparing for a Clinic Appointment

  • Write down all the medications you currently take prescription and over-the-counter.
  • Bring copies of recent test results if they were done by a different doctor.
  • At the visit, the doctor will want to discuss your main problem before other concerns.
  • Write down your doctor's diagnosis and treatment plan in case you forget a specific detail. You can use this to ask follow-up questions later.
  • Sign up for My Health at Vanderbilt to communicate with your providers online, see your test results and much more.

Preparing for a Hospital Stay

As you prepare for your stay at Vanderbilt, we suggest you bring:

  • List of phone numbers of family and friends
  • Insurance cards
  • Important documents such as living will and durable power of attorney
  • List of your medications, over-the-counter and prescription
  • Small bag with change for vending machines, newspapers, etc.

To add to your comfort, consider bringing:

  • Comfortable clothing without metal zippers or snaps. Choose loose-fitting garments.
  • Shawl, warm socks and/or slippers
  • Eye covering to block out light
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste and favorite soap and lotion
  • Books, magazines and newspapers
  • Electronics such as a laptop, tablet, DVD player or music player
  • Knitting, crocheting or scrapbooking items
  • Journal or paper and pen
  • Family photographs or artwork


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Any patient can make a free CaringBridge website to update their family and friends. Start your free CaringBridge website.

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