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Visitor Policies and Hours

UCI Health has implemented a “no visitor” policy for inpatient units at Douglas Hospital and University Tower, Bldg. 1A.

The following exceptions may apply:

  • Families may visit patients who are receiving end-of-life care during their last hours.
  • Labor and delivery patients may have one spouse/significant other accompany them during their stay – no siblings allowed.
  • Parents with an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit will be allowed to be with their infant, one parent at a time.
  • For all other emergent services or procedures, only one support person is allowed per patient.

In the emergency department, an exception may be made on a case-by-case basis for emergent trauma activations.

Exceptions to the policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Visitation at other locations

The no visitors policy described above will be applicable to:

  • H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
  • Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UCI Medical Center pavilions
  • UCI Health Neuropsychiatric Center
  • Adult Rehabilitation Center
  • The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
  • All community locations

Visitor screening and safety 

Visitors who meet one of the exceptions above are still subject to screening. UCI Health will not allow visitors if they:

  • Have signs and symptoms of illness, including: cough, runny nose, sneezing, fever, sore throat
  • Have returned from any of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) high-risk countries in the past 14 days
  • Have been exposed to a known COVID-19 case
  • Are children ages 15 and under

In all cases, additional visitors should be asked to wait away from the medical center in order to comply with county and state public health orders.