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Visiting Loved Ones Can Contribute To Improved Health

Our hospital is committed to helping patients get better as fast as possible. That's why we encourage family and friends to visit as often as possible. It really does help.

For Visitors

We understand the important role family and loved ones play in the healing process, and we encourage visitors to come when it is best for their loved one. On behalf of the entire St. Bernardine Medical Center team, we welcome you, and we thank you for being part of your loved one's return to better health.

Visitation Guidelines and COVID-19 Restrictions

We understand how important visitors are to our patients and we are so pleased to welcome visitors with the following guidelines:

  • SBMC will allow all patients, by guidance of CDPH, to have up to 2 visitors at a time - this will include patients confirmed or suspected of COVID-19.
  • Hospital visitors are no longer required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. Learn more.
  • Each visitor must wear a face covering at all times upon entry and while in the hospital.
  • Visitation is restricted to the patient’s room only, no waiting is permitted in the hallways.
  • Visitors must use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the patient’s room.
  • Please note, any visitor showing signs or symptoms of illness may not visit patients.
  • The hospital may restrict access to certain areas, including the cafeteria and chapel, depending on the current needs.
  • All visitors must wear a standard face mask and gown while in a COVID-19 positive patient or suspects room. N95 masks are not permitted for visitors, as they have not been fit tested. 

Visitation may change as the COVID-19 pandemic and influenza season develops. Critical Care Unit Visiting Hours 
Visitors will be accommodated during all hours except between the hours of 6:30 and 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.


For privacy reasons, the Intensive Care Unit does close during change of shift changes. Please speak with your nurse about any special needs you may have.


St. Bernardine Medical Center
2101 N. Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA  92404
(909) 883-8711

Health & Safety

Be Well. Please do not visit the hospital if you have any flu symptoms, including a fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, runny nose, rash or diarrhea, or if you have recently been exposed to someone with symptoms.

Wash Your Hands. Be sure to wash or sanitize your hands before and after visiting your loved one. Proper hand hygiene is the best way to reduce the spread of germs.

No Smoking Campus. We are committed to caring for the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. Because of this pledge, smoking and using any tobacco products is prohibited in all areas of the St. Bernardine Medical Center's campus, including exterior walkways and parking areas. People who smoke will need to refrain from smoking or leave the campus to smoke. If you are a patient who smokes, nicotine replacement therapy is available. Please notify your doctor or nurse.

Cafeteria & Gift Shop

Stop by our cafeteria for breakfast, lunch or dinner and spread good cheer with a gift from our gift shop. Click here for more information.

Nearby dining and lodging

Whether you’re arriving early to St. Bernardine early or staying late, click here for a few recommendations that our past patients prefer. Always call ahead for availability and correct operating hours.

Directory Phone Number

Looking for important phone numbers, like for our Infection Control Officer? Click Here