Visitor Guidelines


In order to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with California Department of Public Health guidelines, Dominican Hospital is now allowing each patient to have up to two (2) visitors/support persons per day, at the same time, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Visitors must be 16 years or older and from the same household.

Visitor access to the hospital is strictly limited to the patient’s room. Use of the waiting rooms, cafeteria, and all other public areas is prohibited. All visitors are required to be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the front lobby and obtain a visitor pass with instructions. Visitors are required to wear a hospital provided mask prior to entering the hospital and continue wearing the mask at all times while maintaining social distancing from staff in the patient room. 

Areas with reduced visitation due to increased risk and spatial limitations include:

  • Emergency Department: Visitors are asked to wait in an area outside of the hospital until the patient is placed in a room. One visitor may be allowed with very limited exceptions*.
  • COVID-Positive Patient Rooms: Visitors are still unable to visit COVID positive patients, except for special circumstances*.
  • Outpatient Services: One (1) visitor may be allowed, if space permits, and must enter through the main lobby. 
  • Clinics: Visitors are unable to accompany patients during procedures, except for special circumstances*. 

*There are very limited exceptions to this visitor policy. To learn more regarding special circumstances, please call (831) 462-7700

Virtual visitation is encouraged. Patients are welcome to take advantage of the hospital’s free Wi-Fi and use personal devices to stay in touch with family and friends during this time. Families may also contact patients through the hospital by calling (831) 462-7700.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding and support as we work to keep our patients and community safe and healthy.