Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions
Doctors Medical Center is committed to taking the necessary and critical steps to ensure patients, visitors and staff in our hospital are safe and remain healthy. The California Department of Public Health recently issued guidance for hospitals to allow visitors to return to hospitals.
Effective Monday, March 22, 2021, the following visitor policy will be in place:
All patients with the exception of COVID+, PUI and behavioral health patients
- All patients will be permitted one visitor/support person.
Pediatric and NICU patients
- Two designated visitors/support persons will be allowed. Both visitors may be present at the same time.
Labor & Delivery patients
- Two visitors/support persons may be present with the patient.
- Two visitors may be with the patient until the patient is taken into pre-op. Two visitors may be with the patient during the recovery period and preparation for discharge.
Patients with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments
- Two designated visitors/support persons will be allowed. Both may be present at the same time.
End of life patients
- Visitation in these situations will be managed by the director of the unit and multiple visitors may be allowed.
Visitors may enter through the Emergency Department for patients needing emergency services, or through the Main Lobby for all other visitors. All visitors will be screened upon entry, provided a mask and asked to perform hand hygiene. The mask should be worn at all times while in the facility. Visitors should stay in the patient room and not congregate in common areas. Any visitor not meeting screening criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.
Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 patients and those under investigation, or behavioral health patients.
Doctors Medical Center is committed to keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit
We are limiting hospital entry points to facilitate employee, physician, visitor and vendor screening and community safety.
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.