Visitation Rights

To provide all patients with a restful and safe environment, we ask that all visitors to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center comply with the following visitation guidelines:  

  • Be considerate of other patients by keeping noise to a minimum
  • Refrain from visiting if you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease
  • Observe “No Visiting” and precaution signs before entering the room
  • Do not smoke
  • If asked, leave the room during tests or treatments
  • Do not bring latex balloons into the hospital – we are latex-safe environment.

Visiting hours

For friends and family members: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For new parents: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Please check with a nurse or other staff member for appropriate visiting hours, depending on the reason for the patient’s stay.

Visitation rights

We have policies and procedures in place to help patients and family members work effectively with doctors, nurses and staff. Please take a few minutes to review these guidelines with your loved ones.

  • The patient (or support person where appropriate) has the right to be informed of his or her visitation rights, including any clinical restriction or limitation on such rights, when he or she is informed of his or her other rights under this section.
  • The patient (or support person where appropriate) has the right, subject to his or her consent, to receive the visitors whom he or she designates including, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member or a friend.
  • The patient (or support person where appropriate) has the right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.
  • The patient (or support person where appropriate) has the right to receive visitors of his or her choice without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
  • All visitors designated by the patient (or support person where appropriate) shall enjoy visitation privileges that are no more restrictive than those that immediate family members would enjoy.
  • Overnight visitors must have the permission of the charge nurse/clinical manager, and their presence must be necessary for the well-being and safety of the patient (e.g., for translation purposes, to calm a disoriented patient or to parent a pediatric patient).

Overnight visitors will not be allowed in semi-private rooms without the verbal consent of the patient’s roommate and at the discretion of the charge nurse.