LGBTQ Friendly Providers & Facilities
Are you looking for a healthcare provider you can trust? There are many local physicians and facilities that are committed to improving the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community with sensitive and culturally competent care. Please call (844) 864-6089
for a listing of LGBTQ welcoming providers.
For more information on what to discuss with your LGBTQ welcoming providers, click here.
Tenet Health Central Coast has established the following guidelines for hospital 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.
Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center do 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
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.
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.
Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center are committed to ensuring that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences.
Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center do not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression
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 they 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 supervised by an adult are welcome at Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. 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.
Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center have 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.
From 8:00 pm to 06:00 am all visitors must enter the hospital 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.
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.