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Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

Tenet Health Central Coast remains open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by local or national public health authorities. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Visitor Restrictions

Due to COVID-19, Tenet Health Central Coast took steps to limit visitors for the health and safety of our patients and staff. With extensive planning done to manage this infectious disease and the ability to safely provide for an influx of patients should the need occur, Tenet Health Central Coast is phasing in some limited visitation for patients. This comes shortly after we resumed elective care with extensive safety measures in place.

Patients are allowed one designated visitor per day

Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Twin Cities Community Hospital with some exceptions for Labor & Delivery, NICU, Postpartum, Pediatrics and Emergency Departments.

Please call (833) 300-8748 in advance to verify visiting hours as they vary by department.


  • Labor & Delivery, Postpartum are allowed one designated visitor per day.
  • L&D (Doula, in addition to designated visitor) – 1 designated Doula allowed to stay with patient until recovery (certification/credential will be validated by L&D dept.)
  • Pediatric and NICU patients are allowed two designated visitors.
  • Visitation for end of life patients will be managed on a case-by-case basis 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 for fever and respiratory symptoms upon entry, provided a mask and asked to perform hand hygiene. The mask should be worn at all times while in the facility. Designated waiting areas allow physical distancing for visitors.

Any visitor not meeting screening criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

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.