Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Adventist Health Hanford, Reedley, Selma and Tulare encourage family and friends to be with their loved ones while they are in our care. To promote a restful, healing environment, our visiting policy includes the following:

  1. Visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily except as provided for by exceptions or department-specific policies.
  2. Clergy may visit at any time (must check in with department lead).
  3. One adult visitor may stay in room after regular visiting hours, through the night, with the approval of the Lead Nurse.
  4. Patients may have two visitors at a time.
  5. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in patient care areas.
  6. If death is imminent or the patient is in an unstable, deteriorating condition, additional visitors, up to 5 at a time, may be allowed in the patient’s room any hour of the day or night. These visitors will have red passes. There are no age restrictions when death is imminent. Whenever possible, the patient must be in a private room.
  7. All hospitalized patients have the right to have visitors of their choice during their stay, unless visitation interferes with the well-being, rights or safety of others, or is not medically indicated in the patient’s care.
  8. Our hospitals will not deny visitation privileges based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, culture, size, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability or disability.
  9. Patients have the right to withdraw or deny consent to visitation at any time.
  10. Semi-Private Rooms: Please support all of our patients’ healing by acknowledging the care needs and visitation rights of other patients. Those visiting patients in semi-private rooms should show respect for both patients by:
    1. Not overcrowding the room with visitors.
    2. Keeping conversations at low volume.
    3. Turning off overhead lights and TVs at reasonable evening hours.

View the full visitor policy (PDF)