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Visiting Hours

Last updated 2/2/24

General Visiting Procedures

At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, the health and safety of patients, visitors, employees, physicians, and the community remain our top priority. We continue to revise and adhere to the latest CDPH and LACDPH guidelines and infection control practices. As a result, there may be frequent changes to the visitor policy.

Effective February 2, 2024 the following visitation practices will be upheld:

  • While in patient rooms and care areas, masking is required for visitors that do not have a COVID-19 vaccination (including the 2023-2024 formula) and the current influenza vaccination. The VPH security team will supply masks on arrival at the hospital entrance. This requirement will remain in place until further notification by LACDPH.
  • All visitors, regardless of COVID-19 and influenza vaccine status, are not required to wear a mask in hallways, elevators, and other public areas.
  • Visitors experiencing a cough, cold, any symptoms of flu, RSV, COVID-19, or any infectious disease may not enter the hospital.
  • Visitors must be 16 years of age and older.
  • Inpatients are allowed two (2) visitors at a time between the hours of 5 AM and 9 PM.
  • Visitors to refrain from eating or drinking in a patient’s room.
  • The patient, when able, or their designated representative/decision maker (i.e. Durable Power of Attorney/next of kin) may determine who may visit the patient.
  • Questions or concerns related to an individual patient’s visitation plan will be addressed by the hospital’s Operations Supervisor.

Outpatient visitations:

  • Outpatients are allowed one visitor until transferred to the procedural preparation/surgical area and one visitor when in Recovery or Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) space.

Additional Policies for Women's and Children's Units

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Mothers who are currently an in-patient may visit the NICU without restrictions.
  • Only parents or guardians may visit an NICU patient:
    • Visitation is allowed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The NICU staff may ask visitors to temporarily leave the bedside during patient procedures or emergencies.
  • There are no overnight accommodations for family members and there is no visitor sleeping allowed in the NICU.

Pediatrics (PEDS) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Parents/guardians permitted to visit:
    • Visitation is permitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Overnight accommodations will be available for one parent/guardian.
  • The Pediatric and PICU staff may ask visitors to temporarily leave the bedside during patient procedures or emergencies.
  • Patients that are COVID positive and/or under investigation for COVID-19:
    • One (1) parent or guardian will be permitted to remain in the room with the patient.

Maternity / Women's Services

  • On admission to Labor & Delivery no more than two (2) healthy adult support persons may enter the hospital with the patient for an unscheduled admission/emergent situation.
  • One adult support person designated by the newborn's mother may have 24 hour visiting privileges. The second designated support person may visit between 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM.
  • Overnight accommodations are available for one (1) adult support person.
  • All visitors must wash their hands with soap before holding or touching a newborn.
  • Eating and drinking is restricted to designated waiting areas.
  • Latex balloons are not allowed.

Additional Guidelines:

Non-Stress Tests (NST)

  • One adult support person may be allowed in the ultrasound room (dependent on patient condition).

Labor & Delivery (L&D)

  • Up to two adult support persons designated by the mother may be present during a vaginal birth or visit during labor.
  • One adult support person may be present during a cesarean delivery and the recovery period.
  • Following delivery and during the first hour of a new baby's life, visitors will be restricted to parents and the newborn for the newborn’s stability.
Daily Quiet (Women's)
  • Visitation is not permitted during "Daily Quiet Time" between the hours of 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

Visits to Patients with Isolation Precautions

  • Visitors to a patient on isolation precautions must check with a nurse for specific instructions, prior to entering the patient's room.
  • Visitors must wear personal protective equipment described on the isolation precaution sign on the door to the patient's room and as outlined in policy.

Perinatal Center

  • Children of any age may not enter the Center.
  • Patients are allowed one (1) visitor who must wait in their car until the procedure time.
  • Patients are required to reschedule appointments if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Barlow Respiratory Hospital

Visiting hours are from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM with only two (2) visitors at a time. No children under the age of 18 are permitted to visit.

Please contact the Nursing Station at Barlow Respiratory Hospital for more information at 818.782.6600, press 3, extension 8360#.