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Visiting the Hospital

Please note: Visiting restrictions may be in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for the latest information. 

Read the Whitehorse General Hospital Patient Handbook for more information about hospital care and services in Whitehorse.

Visit our Meals at WGH page for information about the food options available at WGH.

Refer to the menu below for unit specific visitation information.


Healthy adults and healthy siblings of newborns are welcome to spend time with mom and baby during visiting hours. There is also a sleeper chair in each room for mom’s support person to stay overnight.

Family and friends are very welcome to visit during visiting hours, as long as they have no signs of illness. A cot (small bed) can be brought into the child’s room for a parent to stay overnight. You are also welcome to bring in a child’s favourite foods and snacks. A microwave and fridge are located on the unit.

To keep your loved one and all of our patients safe, we ask that you:

Visit only if you feel well.

If you have a cough, sore throat, fever or are just not feeling as well as usual, it is best that you not come to the hospital to visit. There is a risk that you could make your family member or friend sicker. Instead of coming to the hospital, you can call on the phone. There is a phone in every patient room. To call a patient room, dial 867-993-4444 and ask for the patient by name.

Clean your hands just before going into a patient’s room and when you leave.

Even if you are not sick, germs on your hands could make a patient sick. There is hand sanitizer in the halls, in patient rooms, and in many other spots throughout the hospital. Rub the foam all over your hands and in between your fingers. Be sure to clean the hands of any children with you too.

If you are visiting more than one person, clean your hands again before visiting the second patient. It is best to also clean your hands when you are about to leave the hospital.

Remember that all Yukon hospitals are scent-free and smoke-free facilities.