Alice Springs Hospital

Visiting Alice Springs Hospital

The Alice Springs Hospital is on Gap Road, a few blocks south of the central business district.

Essential visitors

Essential visitors can visit a patient between 10am and 8pm.

Only one visitor per patient is allowed. No children will be allowed unless previously arranged.

Who is an essential visitor

Essential visitors are considered to be the following:

  • The parent, guardian or temporary carer of a patient aged under 18 years.
  • A person providing essential care and support for a patient’s physical or emotional wellbeing, including:
    • mental health support and
    • support for people living with dementia.
  • A nominated person of a patient who is in hospital to receive care for a mental illness as defined under the Mental Health Act.
  • A person providing interpreter or informal language support.
  • A person learning to support a patient’s care once they are discharged from hospital.
  • The carer of a patient with a disability.
  • A person providing support to a patient whose medical condition is life threatening.
  • A person providing end-of-life support for a patient.
  • A person accompanying a patient to the emergency department.
  • A person accompanying a patient to an outpatient appointment.
  • The partner or support person of a pregnant woman, whose status as a patient relates to their pregnancy.
  • The partner or support person of a patient in a maternity ward, whose status as a patient relates to pregnancy or childbirth.

Visiting rules

The following applies to everyone entering the hospital:

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not visit patients.
  • Use the Territory Check In app.
  • Hand hygiene is mandatory.
  • Physical distancing is mandatory.
  • Surgical masks must be worn at all times.
  • You must disclose to the COVID-19 screeners if you have travelled interstate in the last seven days.
    • If so, you must complete a rapid antigen test and have a negative result.

Stay up to date with the latest information on the NT Coronavirus website.

Maternity ward visitors

Partners can visit at any time but should allow a rest period from midday until 2pm.

Intensive care, palliative care, day procedure unit

Speak to ward staff about visits.

Children's ward

Visiting hours are between 10am and 8pm.

Visiting during a COVID-19 lockdown or lockout

Visiting arrangements at Northern Territory hospitals are restricted during lockdowns and lockouts to keep patients, staff and the community safe.


Visitor parking, including disabled parking is at the front of the hospital on Gap Road. There are also four car parks near the emergency department entrance.


No alcohol may be brought into the hospital unless special permission is given.

If you are affected by alcohol you will be asked to leave, and may be accompanied off the premises.


Smoking is not permitted inside hospital buildings or on the grounds of the hospital.

Find out more information about smoking near hospitals.


Visitors should ask nursing staff before bringing lollies, food and drinks.

Patients may not be allowed to eat or drink some items when they are having a course of treatments.

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Last updated: 10 January 2022

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