Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions
We want you to be aware that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a state mandated public health order regarding visitation within all hospitals in California.
Effective Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, all visitors must show proof of full vaccination or provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering our facility. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing as proof.
Examples of acceptable documentation include a valid and complete CDC vaccination card or electronic copy or a valid and complete vaccination record from the state registry.
Visitors of end-of-life patients are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements. More information will be forthcoming on visitors who are parents of a minor, partners of women in labor, or caretakers of disabled patients. Masks are still required for all visitors.
This state order is keeping with our commitment to providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, employees and the people of the communities we serve.
Thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare needs. We wish you all the best on your path to continued health.
Number of Visitors Allowed Per Patient:
- Visitor Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, 7 days per week
- Emergency Department: one (1) visitor per patient
- Outpatient Procedures/Elective Surgery: one (1) visitor per patient
- Inpatient – NON-COVID: one (1) visitor per patient. Additional accommodations are to be approved on a case-by-case basis.
- Inpatient – COVID Positive or Patient Under Investigation: Visitors are not permitted
- Imaging Center: Visitors are not permitted unless the patient is a minor or requires assistance with registration
Upon entry to the hospital:
- Visitors will be given the “Visitor Expectations” handout upon arrival to provide education on hospital standards during visitation.
These measures will be in effect until we are advised by the CDC or the Orange County Health Care Agency that it is safe to return to normal visiting practices. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
We cannot give you medical advice via phone or e-mail. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, contact your physician or other healthcare professional and self-quarantine. In the case of a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.