Your safety is our top priority. Please note, we have temporarily made some updates to our floral design and delivery process.

Home > Floral Gift Giving Guide > Tips for Sending Flowers to a Hospital



Shop for Get Well Flowers
SHOP for Get Well Gifts

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!

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!



Teleflora's Be Happy Flower Bouquet

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.

Bamboo Getaway Tropical Flowers

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.


Teleflora's Brilliant Birthday Blooms

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.



My Little Chickadee by Teleflora


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.



Fancy Flowers
Offer expires 10/31/2020. Arrangement prices do not include service fee or tax. Prices and service fees subject to change without notice. Exceptions Apply: All Miles values shown. Miles are not applicable on (i) product customization including vases, (ii) product add-ons, (iii) service fees, (iv) applicable taxes. Offers cannot be combined. United Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. MileagePlus Program Terms and Conditions: Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program, including without limitation the Premier® program (the “MileagePlus Program”), which are expressly incorporated herein. Please allow 6-8 weeks after completed qualifying activity for miles to post to your account. United may change the MileagePlus Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products or services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier status unless expressly stated otherwise. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the MileagePlus Program. All calculations made in connection with the MileagePlus Program, including without limitation with respect to the accumulation of mileage and the satisfaction of the qualification requirements for Premier status, will be made by United Airlines and MileagePlus in their discretion and such calculations will be considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the MileagePlus Program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information on the united.com website and the MileagePlus Program rules. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to united.com. This offer is not from Chase.Chase is not responsible for the provision of, or failure to provide, the stated benefits and services. Bonus miles will post directly to your United MileagePlus account and will not appear on your credit card statement. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
About Us Security/Privacy Delivery Policy Substitution Policy Teleflora Guarantee International Deliveries Site Map


Copyright Teleflora. All rights reserved.