Tehachapi Valley

Visiting Hours and Guidelines

To ensure patient and staff safety, Adventist Health Kern County Hospitals will not allow children under the age of 14 to visit during the flu season from October 1 – April 1.

In response to the evolving community restrictions related to COVID-19, our hospital visitor policy is being modified to expand visitor access and create a more patient and family-centered healing environment.


In the hospital, visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

  • Visitors are no longer required to be tested for COVID-19 or show proof of vaccination to visit patients.
  • Self-Screening: DO NOT ENTER if you have any of the following:
    • Confirmed COVID-19 infection, or other respiratory infections
    • Close contact with someone with COVID-19 or respiratory infection in the last 14 days, or any of the following symptoms:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
    • Masking: A well-fitted face mask is required upon entry and at all times within the facility. Mask must cover nose, mouth, and chin at all times. Exceptions: When eating or drinking.
    • Each patient will be allowed two visitors at a time.
    • Special Circumstances - Under special circumstances and by approval of the House Supervisor or Administration, exceptions can be made.
    • Maternal Child Care Unit & NICU
      • Limited to 2 designated visitors per patient stay.
      • Doula is allowed in addition to visitors when prior arrangements have been made with the hospital.

      Visitor Restrictions for patients who are on Isolation Precautions

      Patients who are on Isolation Precautions, including COVID-19 patients, are limited to 2 visitors per patient stay.

      Visitors will follow isolation precautions posted outside the patient room.


      Visiting hours do not apply to the emergency department; however, patients are limited to one visitor.