Rhode Island Hospital

For Your Family and Friends

Visiting Hours and Policies

We understand that visitors have therapeutic value in the healing process; however, we also recognize the need for patients to have time to rest and recover. We ask that visitors keep their visits short and limit the number of visitors to two at a time. We also ask that visitors not use cell phones while inside the hospital. Please turn off your cell phone when you arrive.

Visiting hours for all general care units are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Although we hope visitors will adhere to our visiting hours, these hours can be flexible. You can make special arrangements by speaking to the unit’s nurse manager if you are unable to visit during the specified times.

Visiting hours for specialty care units are tailored to meet the needs of those patients and are usually limited to family members only. Please check with the unit’s nurse manager.

Children under 12 years of age are discouraged from visiting inpatient units. Please check with the unit’s nurse manager. Please do not leave children unattended in the hallway.

Gift Shop

Lori's Gifts is located in the first floor lobby of Hasbro Children’s Hospital. The gift shop is stocked with variety of toys, games, candy, educational materials, and gifts that are appropriate for children and adults. 

Gift shop hours: 

  • 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

For more information, please call 401-444-4777

Food and Nutrition Services

Our team of qualified professionals is committed to providing a full range of services for patients, their families and friends.

Registered clinical dietitians and dietetic technicians are available in each patient care area to evaluate a patient’s nutrition needs, to answer questions about the in-hospital diet, and provide discharge diet education, as appropriate. If you wish to contact us for any reason, notify your nurse and he or she will contact our department, or call us at 401-444-8880.

Our cafeteria is located in the Main Building/Zecchino Pavilion and is open daily for employees and visitors from 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. (closed from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.) A variety of hot and cold meals, pizza, daily specials, salads, beverages and desserts is available. After 2 a.m., beverages and snacks are available from vending areas.

Dudley Street Café is located on the first floor of the Medical Office Center and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Breakfast sandwiches, pastries, special deli sandwiches, soup and desserts are available throughout the day.

There are 38 vending machines located throughout the hospital campus. Popular locations include:

  • Snack shop, across from the Zecchino Pavilion (main building) Santander bank location
  • Adult Emergency Department
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
  • Hasbro Children’s Hospital 5th floor
  • Bridge Building 6th Floor Family Waiting Room

Banking Services

There is a 24-hour ATM in the Medical Office Center.


A full-service Lifespan Pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Davol building. The pharmacy is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; holiday hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phone number is 401-444-4909.

The Meds to Beds program was designed specifically for patients who are admitted to the hospital. Discharge prescriptions can be delivered to your bedside before you leave the hospital, which means no stops or waiting at your local pharmacy prior to going home. Ask a member of the hospital staff for more information.

Patient Condition Reports

You can reach our patient information desk at 401-444-5421. If a patient is listed in the patient directory, you will be connected to his or her floor or unit.

Places to Stay

The following is a partial listing of inns and hotels in and near Providence.

Providence, RI

Courtyard by Marriott 401-272-1191
Extended Stay America (East Providence) 401-272-1661
Hilton Providence* 401-831-3900
Holiday Inn* 800-465-4329
Hotel Providence* 800-861-8990
Omni Hotel 401-598-8000
Providence Marriott* 401-272-2400
Renaissance Providence 800-468-3571
The Providence Graduate 800-294-7709
Wyndham Garden Providence 401-272-5577

Warwick, RI

Courtyard Marriot Warwick* 401-467-6900
Crowne Plaza Warwick* 877-270-1393
Extended Stay America Warwick 401-732-2547
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites* 401-736-5000
Homestead Studio Suites 401-732-6667
La Quinta Inn 401-941-6600
Radisson Hotel Airport 401-739-3000
Wyndham Providence Airport 401-384-0987

Seekonk, MA

Best Western Providence-Seekonk* 508-336-4927
Clarion Inn 508-336-7300
Comfort Inn* 508-336-7900
Hampton Inn 508-336-9000

*This hotel may offer a reduced rate for families of Rhode Island Hospital patients.