Visitor Restrictions Updated As of March 27
El Camino Health has reevaluated its visitor policy to support our patients needs while minimizing the risk of potential communicable diseases throughout the hospital. These changes are based on the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities. As a result of more restrictive measures being taken throughout the Bay Area related to COVID-19, El Camino Health’s hospitals are implementing a new temporary, no visitor policy effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. One adult visitor per patient will be allowed in our Mother-Baby areas and with patients at the end of life. All people entering the hospital will be screened, including a health screening, upon entrance. Effective April 24, 2020, all individuals entering our hospitals will be required to wear a mask.
During flu season, all patients and visitors are required to wear a mask in our emergency rooms. This practice began on November 1, 2019 with the onset of the current flu season.
We maintain regular communication with Santa Clara County Public Health Department, California Public Health Department and are up to date with CDC guidance. We will continue to update measures as needed to ensure the safety of our patients, employees, and visitors. For more information, click here.
We understand that visits from friends and family are important to our patients — and these visits are an important part of the healing process. Our visiting policies reflect this understanding, but our guidelines put patients’ safety and well-being above all else. That means that in particular departments or circumstances we may have different visiting guidelines in order to protect the health of our patients.
- Visiting Hours. Our visiting hours and guidelines are designed to protect the health and well-being of our patients, and ensure they get the care and rest they need.
- Visiting Rights. Patients have the right to receive visitors, including a spouse, a domestic partner, family member or a friend — patients also have the right to withdraw or deny this consent at any time.
- Visitor Guidelines. For our patients' comfort, please follow these guidelines when you visit our hospitals.