Visitor Policy Updates

Updated November 3, 2022 at 10 a.m.

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff are our top priority. We continue to evaluate our visitor policy to allow more people to safely visit their loved one while receiving care.

All visitors must pass a health screening upon arrival. Per CDC guidance, visitors to healthcare facilities, including all Cedars-Sinai facilities, are still required to wear masks at all times, avoid crowding, practice hand hygiene and stay in the patient’s room while visiting.

Per CDC guidance, all visitors are required to remain masked at all times in healthcare settings, including when on Cedars-Sinai property, even when in a patient's room. Visitors must properly wear a hospital-issued surgical mask, or their own provided it is well-fitted, not cloth, does not have external vents, and is not damaged or visibly soiled. In an effort to enforce this critical pandemic precaution, visitors are not allowed to eat or drink indoors at any time, including in lobbies, public areas or inpatient rooms, except for in a designated space at the Ray Charles Cafeteria. Exceptions will be made in the following inpatient areas: Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum, NICU and Pediatrics.

For information regarding visiting hours and visitor age guidance, please visit our Visiting a Patient page.

Effective immediately and until further notice, we are restricting outside food delivery to our patients.

If you have a family member or loved one currently receiving inpatient care at a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center facility, we encourage you to use electronic communications, such as FaceTime and Skype, as often as possible. Our staff members are always available to help coordinate these virtual visits.

Do not visit a patient if you have:

  • Fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny nose or sneezing, chills, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, diarrhea or new loss of taste or smell
  • Been exposed to COVID-19
Inpatient Areas

Non-COVID-19 inpatient visitation is as follows:

  • Intensive Care Units: Two visitors at a time, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. One overnight visitor allowed at the discretion of nursing leadership.
  • Medical and Surgical Units: Two visitors at a time, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. One overnight visitor allowed at the discretion of nursing leadership.
  • Labor and Delivery: Up to two unique visitors per day, inclusive of a doula, 24 hours/day. Visitors must be 12 or older.
  • Postpartum & Maternal-Fetal Care Unit: Up to two unique visitors per day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. One overnight visitor allowed at the discretion of nursing leadership.
  • Pediatrics/PICU: One pair of parents/guardians, 24 hours/day in addition to two visitors at a time per day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., but only two people in the room at any given time.
  • NICU: Up to two parents/guardians and two unique visitors per day, 24 hours/day, but only two parents/guardians or one parent/guardian + one unique visitor in the room at any given time.
  • End-of-life Patients Who Are Not COVID-19 Positive or Suspected: Up to two unique visitors per day, 24 hours/day.

Visitors are not allowed for patients with moderate or high suspicion of having COVID-19, unless a clinical team has determined the patient is considered end-of-life. In that case, the patient will be allowed one visitor per day for two hours.

Additional Considerations:

  • Pediatric Surgery: Two visitors allowed for all inpatient and outpatient pediatric surgery patients under 18, before, during and after surgery. Please note: if a pediatric patient is admitted to the hospital following surgery, visitor guidelines will then default to the above inpatient visitor policy.
  • Patients may designate the same or a different visitor(s) each day.
  • Exceptions to the visitor policy and visitor time limits may be made for patients with compassionate care needs or developmental or cognitive impairments. For questions about exceptions, ask for the charge nurse.
Outpatient Areas

  • Emergency Room: One visitor 24 hours/day
  • Infusion Areas: Visitor accommodations are based on ability to maintain appropriate physical distancing. Please check with the clinic prior to your appointment.
  • Same-day Surgery: One unique, healthy companion before, during, and after surgery. 
  • Imaging: One visitor is allowed for patients under the age of 18 or for patients who need physical assistance.
  • Doctor Appointments and Urgent Care Centers: One visitor is allowed for the following:
    • Patients under the age of 18
    • Patients with physical, developmental or cognitive impairments, memory loss or confusion
    • Only at the discretion of the provider, patients with a visit involving any new diagnosis or complex medical condition requiring discussion, or a visit involving a procedure when able to be accommodated

Visitors are not allowed for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 at any of our outpatient locations.