Visiting Information

Preparing for your visit

Welcome to London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Our skilled and dedicated nurses, physicians and other health care professionals will do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

We are a teaching hospital. You may find that the next generation of health care providers—residents, trainees, and students—are part of the team caring for you. You may also be offered an opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research studies that will help to improve care and treatments in the future.

Hand Hygiene 

Visitors are very important to our patients and their well-being. You have a critical role in preventing infections. Please review our hand hygiene information and follow the guidelines provided to help reduce the spread of germs! 

Fragrance-free Policy 

Please note that London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is fragrance-free. To prevent allergic reactions and respiratory distress for other patients, visitors and staff, please do not use or bring any scented products to your appointment, and ask your friends or family members to do the same. 

Smoke-Free at LHSC 

In compliance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, LHSC is a completely smoke-free facility as of June 30, 2016. This applies to all buildings, grounds, parking lots, and includes smoking in cars.  

For more information about smoking during your stay, visit the Smoke-Free at LHSC web page.  

Cellular Phones, Mobile Phones, Transmitting Devices and Wireless Internet 

For information about the use of cellular phones, mobile phones, transmitting devices and wireless internet (WiFi) at LHSC, visit the "Using your personal device at LHSC' web page

Food Services

Physicians prescribe a variety of diets based on your care needs, ranging from a normal diet to no food by mouth for a designated amount of time. Patient Food Services will offer a menu based on your prescribed diet. A form will be placed on your breakfast tray with a selection of foods for the next day. If you have dietary concerns, please consult a member of your health-care team. 

Patient E-Card

If you have a family member or friend in one of our hospitals, you are invited to send a personalized message with our free E-card service.