Visiting Hours and Guidelines

Visiting Your Friends and Family in the Hospital

Visitors can be good medicine for patients in the hospital. However, patient safety and quality of care are of utmost importance at Scripps Health. With that in mind, there are times when a patient’s visitors may need to be limited.

General visiting hours are 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., but may vary depending on the unit. Please call the hospital for specific times and restrictions.

Flu season visitation guidelines

In an effort to protect patients and staff from the flu, Scripps Health is putting a number of interim visitor restrictions in place at its five hospital campuses in San Diego County.

Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, the following restrictions will go into effect at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas and Scripps Green Hospital:

  • All visitors will be screened. Visitors showing symptoms of influenza-like illness will be asked to leave.
  • Children ages 14 and under will not be allowed to enter the hospital unless they are patients receiving treatment or have appointments. This includes lobbies, dining facilities and common areas.
  • Hospitalized patients will be limited to four visitors per day.

Exceptions may be made for special circumstances. Please talk to a charge nurse or department supervisor for more information.