Visiting Information

Visiting Information


New health order from the California Department of Public Health starting August 11, 2021:

In order to visit patients in the Emergency Department, Inpatient Floors, and Surgical Units, visitors are required to show the following:

  • Proof of full vaccination status*, or
  • Proof of negative COVID test** results within 72 hours

*Full vaccination status means having had both doses of Pfizer or Modern or single dose of J&J vaccine at least two weeks ago. **Acceptable forms of COVID tests include PCR and antigen tests.


Exceptions may be made for visitors of patients in critical condition, when death may be imminent. Chinese Hospital is working to accommodate other special circumstances as well.

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test result, must:

  • Wear a well-fitting face mask (a surgical mask or double masking is recommended) upon entry and at all times within the facility;
  • Wear any other personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the patient's room that facility personnel deem appropriate to the situation; and
  • Physically distance from health care personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not part of their group at all times while in the facility.

For more information, please click here to view the official order from the State Public Health Officer. 

Visiting Hours

In general, visiting hours at Chinese Hospital are based on the patient’s personal preferences and the safety of the patients.

Visiting Policy

Visitors are welcome at Chinese Hospital. However, our primary objective is to maintain a controlled environment for your speedy recuperation, which requires adequate rest. Good nursing care requires that no visitors be allowed in the room at the time of treatment or nursing care. Please help us enforce the following visitor regulations your physician has approved for your benefit:

  • Visitors should use the main entrance of the hospital to enter and exit.
  • Visitors and patients should speak quietly and be considerate of other patients.
  • Visitors with colds, flu or other contagious diseases are asked not to visit patients.
  • Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing food or gifts to the patient’s room. Patients may be on special diets and certain foods are restricted.
  • Visitors should not visit other patients in the unit, touch equipment within the patient’s room or change the position of the patient or his or her bed without consulting the nurse.
  • Visitors may be asked to step out of the room or unit to maintain patient privacy during procedure and/or patient care

Patient Inquiries

Chinese Hospital asks that you designate one family member as the spokesperson who will communicate and update the rest of the family. This will enable the nurse to spend more time caring for your family member.