Please also help us maintain a quiet hospital by refraining from loud noises or voices. Please note Lompoc Valley Medical Center is a “No Pets” facility. Only service dogs are permitted. LVMC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Safety Guidelines for Visitors during Covid-19
Visiting hours are 8 am to 8 pm daily.
- Any inpatient admitted to a nursing unit may have one visitor at a time when the visitor is not from the same household as the patient. Patients may have up to two visitors from the same household at the same time, provided social distancing can be maintained.
- Additional visitor accommodations will be made for Obstetric, Pediatric, cognitively impaired, and End-of-Life patients on a case-by-case basis. For these specific groups only, visitors are not required to be from the same household providing social distancing can be maintained.
- There is no requirement for the patient to designate visitors in advance.
- Every visitor, regardless of vaccination status, is subject to screening upon entry for fever, COVID-19 symptoms within the last 24 hours and must not be a suspected or recently confirmed case.
- All visitors must sign in and out of the facility.
- Visitors will be provided a mask at entrance screening. The mask shall cover the nose and mouth.
- Visitors shall clean hands using hand gel upon entry, during the visit, and when exiting the facility.
- For the protection of staff and patients, wearing of a face mask is required at all times within the facility. Wearing of other personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate while in the patient’s room may be required. *Exception of visits between fully vaccinated visitors and fully vaccinated patients may be conducted without face coverings and physical distancing and may include physical contact (e.g., a hug, holding hands) and eating together, while alone in the patient’s room (no other patients, visitors, or health care personnel are present)
- All visitors and support persons must stay in the patient’s room. If the patient is receiving nursing care or a treatment, the visitor will be provided with additional instructions.
- Visitors are not permitted in other areas of the facility. The hospital cafeteria remains closed to visitors.
- Surgery patients are permitted one visitor until the patient is taken into the prep area (provided social distancing can be maintained) One visitor is allowed during the discharge process for same-day surgery patients. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis as appropriate for the patients’ circumstance, for example: pediatric patients, cognitively impaired, critical.
- Emergency Department patients are allowed, one visitor. Exceptions may be made for pediatric, cognitively impaired or end-of-life patients. For patient safety reasons, there may be times when it is not appropriate for a visitor to be allowed.
- Visitors who do not comply will not be allowed to remain in the facility.
Updates effective 06/21/2021 per CDPH AFL 20-38.7 & CDPH Guidance document for the Use of Face Coverings
** These visitor safety guidelines may be updated at any time as the State and County COVID-19 status changes and/or more information becomes available.
Due to COVID, the above guidelines have temporarily replaced our existing hospital visitation policy. — Click here to view the old visitor information.
All visitors must check in upon arriving, at which point, each visitor will receive a badge. All visitors MUST have a badge, no exceptions.
Parents and grandparents may visit at any time. We encourage one parent to be with the child at all times. Healthy siblings may visit but please limit their visit to 30 minutes or less.
Labor and Delivery
One support person is permitted to stay in your room overnight. You may have 3 visitors present at one time. Additional visitors may wait in the waiting room. All visitors should remain in your room or in the waiting room. Please keep hallways clear at all times.
Your baby's siblings are permitted to visit when accompanied by an adult. Other youth visitors must be age 13 or older. During labor, you and other laboring moms may be sensitive to smells, so we ask that visitors dine in the café or in the waiting room.
For your safety and well-being, your care team may apply temporary visitation restrictions.
Family members waiting for Surgery patients may wait in the Surgery Waiting Room. Please let the staff know who you are so we can notify you when the surgery is complete and the surgeon can talk to you.