Visitor Policy and Hours

Policy 

Please help protect our patients by postponing your visit if you have a cold or respiratory infection. Our visitor policy is:

  • Visitors must be 12 or older except as noted.
  • Visitors to the following units must be 18 or older:
    • Adult Intensive Care Units (ICU)
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    • 4 South nursing unit
    • 6 North nursing unit
  • Requests to visit patients in compassionate-care situations may be approved by the nursing director or administrator on duty.
  • Siblings of patients will be allowed to visit our Obstetrics and Pediatrics units — including Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care units — as long as they do not exhibit symptoms of a cold or other contagious illness.


Hours

Visiting hours and rules are established for the comfort and safety of your loved one or friend, as well as for other patients at Cedars-Sinai. We welcome visitors and realize that you are integral to our patient’s recovery.

Cedars-Sinai is committed to allowing for the presence of a support individual of the patient’s choice including but not limited to a family member (see definition), friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of the patient's stay. Visitation is important to a patient’s healing process and visitors are a welcomed part of treatment.

Family is defined as any person(s) who plays a significant role in an individual's life. This may include a person(s) not legally related to the individual. Members of "family" include spouses, domestic partners, both different-sex and same-sex significant others, and minor patient’s parents, regardless of the gender of either parent.

Following our visiting policies will help us do the best job we can to help your loved one recover. Please contact our Hospitality Center at 310-423-4444 for more information.

General Visiting Hours — 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • The number of visitors in a patient room is limited to four; some areas limit visitors to two at a time — please ask the nurse.
  • Children under 12 are not permitted in the patient’s room.
  • Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • A caregiver may interrupt your visit during some patient care routines.
  • If you are ill, please postpone your visit.


Maternity Visiting Hours — 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • The baby’s father or designated support person may visit 24 hours a day with an identification bracelet provided by the hospital staff.
  • Siblings of all ages may visit.
  • An adult (other than the mother) must be responsible for the children during their visit.
  • All visitors must be free from infections, rashes, earaches, runny noses, diarrhea or recent exposure to infectious diseases.
  • All visitors must wash their hands before contact with the baby.


Pediatric Visiting Hours — 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Parents and siblings are welcome 24 hours a day.
  • Parents who want to stay overnight in their child’s room will be provided with a place to sleep.
  • If you are ill, please postpone your visit. Siblings must be free of contagious illnesses to visit, and will be screened by the pediatric staff.
  • A maximum of four visitors at a time are permitted. This number will be further limited if it is in the best interests of the patient.
  • Visitors under 18 must stay in the patient’s room to visit and may not be in the hallway or playroom.
  • Nonsibling visitors must be older than 12.
  • Children love presents, but please do not bring latex balloons, live plants or flowers. Mylar balloons are permitted. The parents or nursing supervisor must approve gifts of food.


Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Visitors are permitted at all hours with the exception of the hours between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. and between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • All visitors, including the patient’s siblings, must be 18 or older.
  • Two visitors are allowed at a time.
  • To enter the unit, please call from the intercom outside ICU or the appropriate telephone in the lobby.
  • For the patient’s privacy, a caregiver may ask you to leave during some treatments.


Neonatal Intensive Care Visiting

  • Parents are considered part of the care team and are not restricted by visiting hours.
  • If parents are unable to visit, they may designate another adult to visit, when the parent is not there – all other visitors must be accompanied by a parent.
  • Maximum of two visitors at a time are permitted.
  • All visitors must scrub their hands upon entry to the unit.
  • Siblings who are 3 or older are welcome to visit with their parents with some exceptions. We work hard to limit the exposure to childhood illnesses. Siblings:
    • Must be free of illness, are required to show proof of immunizations and must complete a health screening before each visit.
    • Under 18 are not permitted during flu season, usually from September to March.
  • Nonsibling visitors who are under 18 will not be allowed in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Pediatric Intensive Care Visiting

  • Parents and siblings are welcome 24 hours a day.
  • If you are ill, please postpone your visit. Siblings must be free of contagious illnesses and will be screened by the pediatric staff.
  • Nonsibling visitors who are under 18 will not be allowed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
  • A maximum of four visitors at a time are permitted. This number will be further limited if it is in the best interests of the patient.
  • Children love presents, but please do not bring latex balloons, live plants or flowers. Mylar balloons are permitted.


Patient Telephone Hours

  • Patients can make outgoing calls and receive incoming calls 24 hours a day.
  • Patients can make arrangements with their nurse if they want to limit or eliminate their calls.