Preparing for Your Delivery

Registering for Delivery

You can register at Sierra View Medical Center at any point during your pregnancy, ideally by your eighth month. When you arrive, please enter through the hospital's main entrance and tell the front desk that you're here to register. Please bring a form of identification, and if you have it, your insurance card or information.

Registration is open from Monday to Friday, from 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM. On Saturdays, we're open starting at 6:30 AM, but closing times can change depending on scheduled procedures for the day.

Sierra View Medical Center's Main Entrance

SVMC Visitation Guidelines

Visitor guidelines depend on your stage of labor, hospital conditions, and the health of you and your baby. For detailed visitation rules, please review our guidelines here. Keep in mind, these rules may change unexpectedly, and we'll update them on the page accordingly.

Seeking Care: How to Enter the Hospital

During regular hours (6:00 AM - 9:00 PM), please enter through the hospital's main entrance. After hours (9 PM - 6 AM), please use the Emergency Department entrance.

If you are less than 20 weeks pregnant and need care, please go to the Emergency Department. For those 20 weeks pregnant or more experiencing issues like decreased fetal movement, fluid leakage, vaginal bleeding, or contractions, please go to the Labor and Delivery Department located on the fourth floor.

Obstetrics Triage

Obstetrics (OB) Triage is located in the Maternal Child Health Department, on the fourth floor. Once you arrive, a registered nurse will check the overall health of you and your baby, including vital signs and your baby's heart rate.

Your provider will be notified of the nursing assessment and obtain further recommendations regarding your care. Upon completion of your OB Triage evaluation, your provider will determine if hospital admission is necessary. Some reasons to visit OB Triage include:

  • Your water breaking
  • Leaking fluid
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Regular contractions
  • Decreased baby movement
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache

Important Notice: Provider Availability

If your healthcare provider is based at Family Health Care Network, please know that this doesn't guarantee your provider will deliver your baby. The availability of your provider depends on who is on call at the hospital on that particular day.