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Visiting Hours & Info


A California healthcare regulation requires that visitors for hospitalized patients will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test result from the past 72 hours.

All visitors will be screened for symptoms and must wear a procedure mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors to non-COVID patients are limited to one or two designated visitors for that patient’s stay and should stay only a short period of time (no more than 15-30 minutes) if not in a private room. (Updated August 12, 2021)

Visiting Limitations

Birth Center visitors are limited to 12 years of age and older, except for siblings of the newborn, who can visit during normal hours. Grandparents and the baby's father may visit anytime.

Parents of a hospitalized child are encouraged to stay with the child.

The Intensive Care Unit is an especially sensitive area and visiting is limited based on the patient's condition. Please check in with an ICU nurse by using the intercom to the nursing station from the ICU waiting room.

Try to keep the number of visitors to 1-2 at any time, and generally keep the visit short, especially if the patient is sharing a room.

Due to space limitation and for patient safety, generally only one bedside chair per patient is provided in each room. Please do not remove chairs from room to room or use more than one chair per patient in shared rooms.

When Privacy is Needed

At times, visitors may be asked to leave temporarily. These include:

  • When a nurse or physician needs to speak privately with a patient.
  • Any time a procedure is being performed on a patient.
  • When a roommate needs to use the bathroom, bed pad or commode.
  • When a roommate is being treated by a therapist or nurse.
  • When a roommate is speaking privately with a dietitian, case manager or social worker.

Keeping in Touch

If you wish to send an email to a Marshall patient, you may send it to Please include your first and last name as well as the name of the patient in the text of your email.

Due to common allergies, latex balloons are not allowed, but you may bring mylar balloons and flowers to cheer your loved one.