Admissions & Visitation

If you are in labor, scheduled to have a cesarean section or you have problems during your pregnancy, come to our Birthing Center Triage on the third floor of UK Chandler Hospital. 

A doctor and nurse will evaluate you. Any necessary labs will be drawn, and your baby will be electronically monitored to determine its well being. If you are scheduled for a surgical procedure, do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before.


Normal visiting hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. to help ensure new mothers and infants have enough quiet time to rest and heal.

Family members can play a crucial role in the healing process of our patients. To keep our patients healthy, we have certain visiting restrictions:

  • Family members and guests who have a fever, diarrhea or respiratory infections may not visit.
  • Any child who has received a chicken pox vaccine within the past month cannot visit.
  • Unless they are siblings of the new baby, children must be at least 14 years old to visit.
  • All children, including siblings, must be accompanied by an adult who can supervise and leave with the child if necessary.
  • In the triage area, one support person may accompany the mother-to-be.  
  • If the mother-to-be wishes to have visitors during labor and delivery, up to three people may be present to provide support.  
  • If a mother-to-be has been admitted to the Birthing Center but is not in labor, visitors are asked to observe normal visiting hours.  
  • When a mother-to-be is not laboring or has delivered, one support person may stay the night in a sleep chair that is provided in each labor and delivery room and Mother-Baby Room.
  • When a procedure is being conducted, one support person may remain with the mother-to-be. All other visitors will be asked to go to the waiting room until the procedure is completed.  


Chandler Hospital: The parking garage is located at 110 Transcript Ave. It is directly across from the hospital off of South Limestone.

Kentucky Clinic: The parking garage is located at 140 Huguelet Ave. between South Limestone and Rose St.