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Visitors

Come on in.

We believe that having loved ones nearby lifts spirits, brightens moods and improves healing. However, there are a few things to consider when coming by to say hello.

Visiting Policy Updated February 11, 2022

To ensure we are doing everything to protect our Patients, Staff, Physicians, and limited Visitors from the spread of COVID-19, Barstow Community Hospital continues to limit access to the building through the Emergency Department entrance and limited hours for the Main Lobby entrance (Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm).

Staff will be administering a temperature screening to everyone who enters the facility. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or greater will not be permitted to enter the facility unless they choose to register in the Emergency Department for medical treatment.

Outpatients:
  • No vaccination verification needed
Emergency Department Patient Visitation:
  • Vaccination Requirement
    • Visitors must provide
      • Proof of being fully vaccinated (two weeks after vaccine series completed); or,
      • Provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test. (For antigen tests, the specimen collection must have occurred within 24 hours of visitation, and within 48 hours for PCR tests) for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated visitors; or,
      • Provide documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the prior 90 days.
  • Minors — two parents/guardians in room or one parent/guardian in Fast Track
  • Adult patient — one visitor per patient except in Fast Track where space limitations do not allow for visitors
Inpatient Visitation:
  • Vaccination Requirement
    • Visitors must provide
      • Proof of being fully vaccinated; or,
      • Provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test for unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated visitors (for antigen tests, the specimen collection must have occurred within 24 hours of visitation, and within 48 hours for PCR tests); or,
      • Provide documentation of recovery from COVID-19 within the prior 90 days.
  • No visitation allowed for COVID-positive patients (unless the patient is a child or end-of-life or has physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities or cognitive impairments)
  • No children visitation at this time
  • End of life patients — two visitors and a clergy member (for all departments)
  • Patients with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments — two support persons
  • For patients, especially with prolonged hospitalization, the patient or family/patient representative may designate — two support persons
  • Visitation by Department
    • ICU
      • Two visitors per patient
    • Medical/Surgical Department
      • Two visitors per patient
    • Surgical Services Department
      • Two visitors per patient (Pre-op and Post-op)
    • Maternity/OB Department
      • Two visitors for labor and postpartum, including one for overnight visitation
      • No sibling visitation at this time
      • Doula (however, needs to be prearranged)
    • Diagnostic Imaging Department
      • Two visitors per patient for OB ultrasound procedure

All support persons/visitors must stay in the room and be asymptomatic for COVID-19 and not be a suspected or recently confirmed case. Support persons/visitors will be screened prior to entering the facility. In addition, public access to the cafeteria, gift shop, and other areas outside of the patient’s room are all suspended until further notice. Support persons must comply with any health facility instructions on personal protective equipment.