Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

Visitation Policy

  • Patient visitation hours: 24 hours, 7 days per week.
  • Number of visitors allowed: Two (2) visitors per patient, but hospital staff may restrict visitation based on the needs of patients or limit number of visitors in a patient’s room.
  • Screening: By entering the premises, visitors must be asymptomatic and without fever.
  • Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the unit nursing director or the house supervisor if the department director is not available. Exceptions may include visitors for pediatrics, labor and delivery, patients with a physical or developmental disability, or patients with a critical illness.
  • Restrictions for Visiting COVID-19 Positive Patients: Due to the transmittable nature of COVID-19, no visitors will be allowed for COVID-19 positive patients Unless a qualifying exemption is authorized.
  • Face Masks: Visitors must wear a standard hospital-grade facemask in all areas of the hospital; facemasks will be made available to visitors if needed.
  • Hand Hygiene: Visitors must perform hand hygiene upon hospital entry and upon leaving the patient room.

Visitor policy may change at any time without prior notice. Fountain Valley Regional Hospital reserves the right to make exceptions to the visitor policy under special circumstances. Visitors may be asked to leave the facility if they are not following the above policy or are not complying with general hospital visitation policy.

These measures will be in effect until we are advised by the CDC or the Orange County Health Care Agency that it is safe to return to normal visiting practices.

We cannot give you medical advice via phone or e-mail. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, contact your physician or other healthcare professional and self-quarantine. In the case of a medical emergency, such as difficulty breathing, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.

We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.