Visitor Guidelines


The health and safety of our patients and their loved ones remain a top priority. To ensure everyone’s safety, the following visitor policies are in place:

  • In accordance with California Department of Public Health guidelines, St. Mary's Medical Center is limiting visitors until further notice. All inpatients (except COVID-19 positive patients, unless otherwise approved) may have one (1) support person/visitor (including clergy) daily between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Special Circumstances: 

Pediatric patients and patients with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and patients with cognitive impairments:

  • Two (2) support persons can be permitted in cases of prolonged hospitalization.
  • Parents or family members may be asked to limit frequency of patient room entry/exit.

Surgery Patients:

  • One (1) visitor is permitted until the patient is taken into prep (provided social distancing can be accomplished), and when the patient is in recovery and preparing for discharge.

Patients at End-of-Life

  • Two (2) visitors are permitted.
  • Visitors must:
  • Comply with all hospital visitor guidelines. 
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Go through hospital screening for fever and COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Comply with universal medical-grade masking.
  • Limit movement in the facility: go directly to and from the patient’s room, and refrain from walking around in hallways of the facility. Visitors are not permitted in the cafeteria.
  • We continue to support patient communications with loved ones as much as possible through the phones in patient rooms, and through patients’ personal cell phones or tablets. There is supported Wi-Fi through SMMC Guest. 

  • For infection control purposes, we must also discourage the deliveries of flowers, food or gifts at this time. 

  • Thank you for helping us keep our patients, staff and community safe.