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Visiting Hours and Guidelines

COVID-19 Update: Enhanced Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect

During this time, it is critical that we protect vulnerable patients, as well as our patients, staff, clinicians and community. Therefore, we are restricting all visitors from our hospitals effective immediately and until further notice. The enhanced visitor restrictions are in alignment with recommendations established by the San Diego County Health Department. Exceptions will be made for those visiting a patient on comfort/end-of-life care or who are the coach/partner of a maternity patient. These instances will all be validated before entry is granted, and all visitor will be given wristbands to wear.


If you wish to visit a patient, please consider other means like telephone or video conference. This will prevent the patient from in-person contact.


At our clinics, urgent care centers and HealthExpress locations, we ask that companions wait outside or in their vehicle unless their assistance is necessary to help the patient complete their care.


Please note visitation restrictions may continue to change as needed. Again, we are doing this to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, clinicians and community. Thank you for your understanding.

Guidelines for service dogs

As a health care organization, we are dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for all who visit our facilities. We understand that service dogs may be required to accompany our patients and visitors. To ensure we are able to maintain health and safety standards for everyone, we ask that you abide by the following guidelines.


We allow only service dogs in our facilities. A service dog is a dog specifically trained to assist a person with a disability.


To confirm your dog is a service dog, you must be able to answer the following two questions:


  • Is the dog required because of a disability?
  • What is the specific work or task the dog has been trained to perform?


For complete guidelines (in English and Spanish), see below or view our Guidelines for Service Dogs (PDF, 72 KB).