Visiting Hours & Guidelines

One designated support person is allowed for most patients.

All visitors must:

  • Provide proof of being fully vaccinated 14 or more days ago OR a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the visit for antigen tests and within 48 hours for PCR tests*
  • Check in at the nurses station before proceeding to the patient's room
  • Wear a sticker, which must remain visible at all times while in the facility
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Wear a mask at ALL times while in the facility - those who fail to wear a mask will be escorted from the facility.
  • Stay in the patient's room or other area as designated by the care providers. Visitors are not allowed in the cafeteria, waiting rooms, or any areas except the patient's room.
  • Acknowledge and accept any risks associated with entering a location where patients diagnosed with COVID-19 may be receiving care.

Upon admission, patients will select one visitor for the duration of their stay. Maternity, pediatric, and comfort care patients and patients with special circumstances will be allowed two visitors. All visitation is at the discretion of the care team and may be restricted at any time.

Staying connected with loved ones: iPads are available to patients and their support person for video conferencing with other family and friends. Speak with your loved one's care team for assistance.

* Per the California Department of Public Health, all visitors must provide proof of being fully vaccinated 14 or more days ago OR a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the visit for antigen tests and within 48 hours for PCR tests

The California Department of Public Health requires one of the following proofs of COVID-19 vaccination:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO Yellow Card), which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date of last dose administered
  • Photo of a Vaccination Record Card as a separate document
  • Photo of a Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic device
  • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider
  • Digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and type

Vaccinations are available at several local pharmacies and through the Tuolumne County Department of Public Health. Accepted forms of COVID-19 testing are antigen and PCR tests. Over-the-counter tests may be accepted if conducted on-site and observed by hospital staff before entry.

Testing is available at the state testing site--hours and locations are available online at www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov/COVID-19. Individuals can schedule appointments at lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also available. There is no cost to the individual and anyone can get tested. Exceptions to the testing and vaccination requirement may be made for the Emergency Department and for imminent end-of-life care. These requirements do not apply to outdoor visitation, outpatient clinics, or long-term care facilities.