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Visitor Policy

Tenet Health Central Coast has established the following guidelines for visiting, recognizing the role of family members and visitors in supporting and promoting the well-being of patients, and to assist staff in their efforts to provide care in an environment of dignity compassion and respect.

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 or expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

At the discretion of the physician or nursing staff, visiting may be limited during hand-off reports or during situations that may compromise patient privacy or during sensitive procedures.

Visitation Rights

Patients may receive visits from visitors of their choice. Patients also have the right to withdraw or deny consent to visitation at any time.

Patients who lack capacity may receive visits from family, friends and other individuals, consistent with the non-discrimination provisions of this paragraph.

Tenet Health Central Coast is committed to ensuring that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences.

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.

Support Person

A designated support person may be present to support the patient during their hospital stay. A support person may include but not be limited to a spouse, adult child, parent, close relative, friend, domestic partner, and both different and same sex significant others.

A support person is welcome to stay at any time depending on patient’s need for medical care/treatments, rest, privacy, safety and patient preference. This definition may include a person (s) not legally related to the patient.

This person (s) is often referred to as a surrogate decision maker or health care proxy if authorized to make health care decisions for the patient should he or she lose decision making capacity. More specifically, family means any person(s) who plays a significant role in an individual’s life. This may include a person (s) not legally related to the individual.  

Children

Children supervised by an adult are welcome at Tenet Health Central Coast. Children must remain with the adult who is supervising them at all times, and this supervising adult must not be the patient. Certain areas may have visitor limitations based on clinical or safety considerations.

Visitation Hours

Tenet Health Central Coast has no restrictions on visiting hours.

To maintain a restful, healing environment we ask that all family, friends and visitors be respectful and keep your voice down to allow other patients to rest.  

After Hours

From 8:00 pm to 06:00 am all visitors must enter Tenet Health Central Coast through the emergency department main entrance.

For safety reasons, we ask that all support person(s) and other visitors obtain a visitor badge from the security officer upon entry after 8:00 pm.  

Two Visitors per Patient

More than two visitors at a time can be tiring to a patient. Additional visitors may wait in the lobby or in the cafeteria.

Infection Control

Patients are at increased risk of infection.

All visitors must be in good health. Please do not visit if you have a cold, sore throat, fever, rash, or have been exposed to any contagious diseases.

Please cover your nose/mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing

Wash your hands before and after any patient contact.