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Visiting Guidelines

You play a key role in your loved one’s healing process. We strive to facilitate the comprehensive care of our patients, a vision that extends to every aspect of what we do. Our visiting guidelines are created to foster a family-centered atmosphere—something we believe is vital to a healthy, full recovery.

Thank you for choosing us for your healthcare needs. It is critically important that we protect our patients, their families, our staff and the community while we continue to provide high-quality care at our medical center and clinics.

This is the most current information. Please know that we might need to adjust these hours if the situation changes.

COVID-19 remains a threat in our community however new infection levels remain relatively low. Beginning, April 3, 2023, California is no longer requiring masks in high-risk and health care settings. These areas include medical centers and long-term care facilities. Salinas Valley Health strongly recommends wearing masks in our indoor patient care settings. We offer masks to all visitors and patients who wish to wear them and encourage mask wearing for our staff.

Visiting Guidelines for Non Covid Positive Patients

  • Medical Center and Other Departments
    • Visiting hours 9:00am through 8:00pm.
    • 12 years and older may visit unless approved by Charge Nurse/Admin Supervisor.
    • Masks not required, but strongly encouraged.

Visiting Guidelines for Covid Positive Patients

  • Medical Center
    • Visiting Hours 9:00am through 8:00pm.
    • 12 years and older may visit unless approved by Charge Nurse/Admin Supervisor.
    • One (1) designated visitor/day for Medical/Surgical, Telemetry and ICU with length of visitation guided by clinical team based on patient situation or One (1) caregiver as a constant companion who actively assists with the patient’s care 24/7 if required.
  • Emergency Department
    • One (1) designated visitor for Emergency Department patients.
  • NICU/Pediatrics
    • Parents are allowed as part of the care team.
      • One (1) parent at bedside at a time unless patient condition warrants both parents in attendance.
  • L&D/Mother Baby/OB ED
    • One (1) parent, legal guardian/support person.
    • Covid Positive Patients may have a Covid Positive support person in attendance.
  • In medical center procedure areas
    • One (1) support person may accompany patient as needed.
      • Cath Lab and Surgery visitors will be asked to wait outside until patient set up for procedure.
        • This may vary based on patient condition.
  • End of life
    • Two designated visitors at a time 24/7 with a list of up to 10 visitors to rotate.
      • Visitor rotations will occur outside the facility and re verify screening on each entry.

Have questions about visiting hours? You can call 831-757-3627 for answers.

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