At Day Kimball Hospital, whether you are a patient or visitor, we strive to make your visit a pleasurable one. To help ensure a positive experience, please review the information and guidelines below prior to your visit.
Free and secure parking is available to all Day Kimball patients and visitors. Our parking lots are adjacent to the main, emergency and professional building entrances and are well-lit overnight.
Main Entrance (Entrance A)
Use this entrance Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon. For those visiting outside those hours or on holidays, please enter the hospital via the Emergency Department (Entrance E).
Visitor Entrance (Entrance E)
Visitors can use the Emergency Entrance (Entrance E), 24/7 for emergency services. Access when all other entrances are closed.
Here is the latest information regarding DKH's visitor policies as of May 2023:
PLEASE NOTE: These temporary accompaniment restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. Exceptions may be made to this visiting policy at the discretion of medical and/or nursing leadership, including exceptions for patients who are at end-of-life, and continued consideration for all individuals with developmental, physical, mental and/or other disabilities/challenges.
DKH understands these measures may create a significant hardship for both patients and families. However, DKH believes that at this time this is the best way to protect the vulnerable patients who have trusted DKH with their care.
DKH recognizes that interacting with friends and family can be helpful to the healing process and strongly encourages everyone to utilize other forms of support for their loved ones, such as phone calls, video chats on cell phones or other mobile devices.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to make patient health and safety our top priority.
The cafeteria serves a varied menu of healthy and delicious foods.
The Shop, Day Kimball Hospital's gift shop, is open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and occasionally in the evening.
The Shop has a wonderful selection of unique and seasonal gift items. Purchases at The Shop include complimentary gift wrapping, and all proceeds go directly to the Day Kimball Hospital Woman’s Board general fund and ultimately help to purchase medical equipment for the hospital.
The Shop is operated and managed solely by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering some time (you need not be a Woman’s Board member to volunteer) you may contact Janet Johnson, Volunteer Services Coordinator for Day Kimball Hospital at (860) 928-6541 ext. 2279.
Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) service is provided for patients and their families. This service is available throughout most areas of the main hospital campus in Putnam and selected other locations. To connect, look for the “dkh_guestnet” wireless connection, which should automatically appear on your Wi-Fi connected device.
The hospital is protected by members of our trained professional security staff, on duty and at your service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Safety/Security Department provides traffic control, parking assistance, and general security throughout the facility, and on hospital grounds.
All jewelry and money, except for small change for miscellaneous purchases, should be left at home. The hospital shall not be responsible for loss to items including documents, cash, dental work or dental prosthetics, eyeglasses, credit cards, hearing aids, and items of unusual value or size that have not or can not be placed in the Hospital safe.
Day Kimball is a smoke-free facility to ensure a healthy environment for our employees, patients and visitors. There are designated smoking areas outside the hospital.