Visiting Guidelines

Welcome to Adventist Health Tillamook. Your health and safety, and that of our patients and caregivers, is our priority. Visitors can be good medicine for patients, family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern, and in order to enhance our quality of care, visiting guidelines including general guidelines for visitors:

  • All patients and visitors will be screened on entry for COVID symptoms and will be required to wear a mask. People with COVID symptoms, colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
  • Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear shirts and shoes.
  • Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere in the hospital. We are a smoke-free campus.
  • Visits should be kept short.
  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests, treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
  • Any personal information about patient diagnosis and treatment must come from the physician, and this information is only available to members of the immediate family who have been designated to receive it.

There are specially designed lounge areas for visitors. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the critical care unit, emergency center and same-day surgery. A member of our volunteer department may be on duty in the surgery waiting room to keep family members informed about the progress of the surgery.

Our visitation policy is updated regularly to reflect county, state and federal guidelines. Please call ahead to confirm current guidelines and if you have any questions. All efforts are made to keep families up to date and in communication with care providers and their loved ones regardless of current visitation restrictions.

Accessible Health Care

Everyone deserves access to health care. People with disabilities have the right to get support from people they trust while they are in the emergency room or hospital.

If you have a disability and need help speaking with hospital staff, deciding on healthcare or doing daily tasks, you can name support people (friends, family, paid or unpaid personal care assistant, etc.) to help you.

A disability may include a physical, intellectual, behavioral or cognitive impairment, deafness, being hard of hearing or other communication barrier, blindness, autism or dementia.

You can always have 1 support person with you:

  • In the emergency room
  • During your hospital stay if you need them to help with your care
  • For any conversation about hospice care
  • When you discuss or think about signing an advance directive or POLST form

You can review the entire support person policy here.