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Tips for Sending Flowers to a Hospital

When a loved one is hospitalized, a hospital floral delivery is one of the most encouraging and uplifting gifts you can give. Flowers brighten their room and serve as a constant reminder of how much you care. Flowers have even been shown in studies to bring about a positive mood. So your gift could be just what the doctor ordered! With Teleflora, sending flowers to a hospital is easy, even if you're thousands of miles away. Our local florists are experienced in making these very special deliveries and know the protocol for each neighborhood hospital.

Keep in mind that some areas of the hospital, such as the Intensive Care Unit, do not accept floral deliveries due to possible plant or pollen allergies. In this case, consider sending the bouquet to the recipient's home when they are released.

When placing your order online, make sure to specify the name of the medical center and room number where your loved one is a patient. If you are unsure of the room number, our florist will attempt to call the patient visitor information desk to check for you but, if the patient is registered as a non-disclosure or no information patient, and you do not know the room number, the hospital staff cannot confirm that they are a patient at the hospital and will refuse the delivery. That is why it is important to know the hospital room number before you place your order. The florist can then deliver your gift to the Patient Visitor Information Desk and a volunteer will take it up to the room.

We will email you a delivery confirmation so that you can be sure the bouquet was received. In the event that your loved one checks out of the hospital early, the local florist will call you to ask for an alternate delivery address so that they can enjoy your gift at home. Below are some of our suggestions on the most beautiful hospital floral deliveries, you can also browse our Get Well Gift Guide for more ideas. Here's to a speedy recovery!

AWondrous Wishes by Teleflor

Make it bright!

When sending flowers to someone who is recovering from surgery, the brighter the better. Your bouquet will serve as a cheerful reminder of your love for them. A gorgeous, multicolored bouquet is bound to lift their spirits and catch their eye. Wondrous Wishes by Teleflora with Orange Roses is a great choice. The hot pink gerberas and unexpected orange roses will wow them!

Send a Be Happy Mug to make them smile

One of our classic feel-good arrangements is our Be Happy® Bouquet in a Mug. This assortment of white and yellow daisies and yellow roses is bursting out of our signature Be Happy mug! They will love the flowers during their hospital stay and can use the mug to sip tea with honey at home during recovery.

Teleflora's Be Happy® Bouquet with Roses
My Little Chickadee by Teleflora

Cheerful balloons make a standout hospital gift

Is there a doctor in the house?! My Little Chickadee by Teleflora includes a cute ceramic chick sending a hug to help them feel better. Why not add a balloon to this adorable gift? .

For safety reasons, latex balloons are not allowed in hospitals but Mylar balloons are acceptable. Hospital volunteers deliver these items daily to patient rooms. Balloons are a great touch because they stand out on a bedside table or even across the hospital room. They're great for patients with poor eyesight because they make your arrangement larger and can be enjoyed from a distance. You can add Mylar balloons to any Teleflora bouquet to make your gift even bigger and better.

Avoid the sniffles with a green plant

Just because they're allergic to flowers or pollen doesn't mean they can't enjoy a special delivery to cheer them up. Teleflora's Good Luck Bamboo plant makes a great gift for patients who suffer from allergies or can't have cut flowers in their room. Of course, green plants like bamboo have an added bonus: they can be enjoyed for months after the initial delivery! When your recipient gets out of the hospital, they will love this chic plant on their desk at work.

Teleflora's Good Luck Bamboo
Teleflora's '48 Ford Pickup Bouquet

Send him a truckload of well wishes!

This '48 Ford Pickup is the perfect pick-me-up! This gift is a great choice for the man in your life who's feeling a bit under the weather. An assortment of colorful flowers fill the bed of this miniature truck, a keepsake he'll enjoy long after the flowers are gone. Teleflora's '48 Ford Pickup Bouquet is a favorite for dads, uncles or husbands.