Visitor Restrictions

Tenet Health Central Coast is committed to taking the necessary and critical steps to ensure patients, visitors and staff in our hospitals are safe and remain healthy. We recognize being with loved ones promotes healing, decreases stress and anxiety, and assists in advocating and planning. The California Department of Public Health recently issued guidance for hospitals to allow visitors to return to hospitals.

We have implemented the following guidelines to allow visitation while reducing the risk associated with COVID-19.

Visiting Hours

  • Inpatient Units: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Labor & Delivery and Postpartum: 24/7
  • Emergency Department: 24/7
  • Outpatient Surgical and Procedural: During hours of scheduled procedure

Designated Visitor/Support Person

  • Patients may be permitted up to two visitors at a time as long as social distancing can be maintained. Nursing staff may reduce visitors to one person, if social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Visitors must be 18 years of age and older.
  • End of life patients and other extenuating circumstances will be managed by the director of the unit and multiple visitors may be allowed.
  • Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 patients and those under investigation, or behavioral health patients.

Tenet Health Central Coast does not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

All individuals entering our hospitals will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, provided a mask and required to perform hand hygiene. The mask should be worn at all times while in the facility.

We are 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.