Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions

We want you to be aware that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a state mandated public health order regarding visitation within all hospitals in California.

Effective Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, all visitors to Desert Regional Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital must show proof of full vaccination or provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering our facility. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing as proof.

Examples of acceptable documentation include a valid and complete CDC vaccination card or electronic copy or a valid and complete vaccination record from the state registry.

Visitors of end-of-life patients are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements. More information will be forthcoming on visitors who are parents of a minor, partners of women in labor, or caretakers of disabled patients. Masks are still required for all visitors.

This state order is keeping with our commitment to providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, employees and the people of the communities we serve.

Additionally, effective August 11, Hi-Desert Medical Center will restrict visitation throughout its acute hospital to only parents of a minor, partners of women in labor, or caretakers of disabled patients. This group of visitors must show proof of full vaccination or provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering the facility. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing. Visitors of end-of-life patients are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements. Masks are still required of any visitor.

The Continuing Care Center is allowing visitation on an appointment-only basis with proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering the facility. Visitors of end-of-life residents are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirement. Masks are still required for all visitors.

Thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare needs. We wish you all the best on your path to continued health.



 

An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.

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