Visiting Hours and Guidelines

We understand the vital role family and friends play in the healing process at Adventist Health Bakersfield. For the convenience of our patients' visitors, we have spacious waiting areas, a public cafeteria and vending machines which can be accessed 24 hours a day. To maximize the safety of our staff, patients and guests, please ensure that you are free of illness before visiting your family member or friend in the medical center.

To find out where a patient is staying before you arrive at the medical center, contact the medical center operator at (661) 395-3000.

Visiting Hours

Normal visiting hours are 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. After entering the medical center, please check in with the front desk for further instructions. Please keep in mind that you may be asked to step out of a patient's room during specific types of treatment.

Visitors are permitted after 8 p.m., however, if you come after hours, please enter through the Emergency Center entrance and check in with security before proceeding.

Overnight Visitors

Adult visitors are allowed to stay in patient rooms overnight. Many of our rooms include a pull-out chair that may be used as a bed.


Children are permitted to visit patients in the medical center under the supervision of an adult. Depending on a patient's condition, our medical staff may determine that children are not permitted to visit at a particular time.