Visiting Guidelines

Sierra View Medical Center is working around the clock to stay on top of the evolving COVID-19 situation to ensure both excellent patient care as well as family and visitor safety.

NO VISITOR POLICY NOW IN PLACE

Effective March 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., to coincide with the Governor’s state-wide “stay at home or at their place of residence” executive order, we are limiting our patients to NO VISITORS hospital wide in an effort to protect patients, staff and community members.

Sierra View Medical Center is restricting visitors from the main hospital building and facilities found on our locations page.

Special Accomodation

The single exception to this restriction is limited to:

One visitor (must be the same visitor throughout the patient’s stay) may accompany the following patients as an exception to the NO VISITOR POLICY now in place. This includes:

  • Labor & Delivery patients
  • NICU patients
  • Pediatric (minor) patients
  • End of Life patients
  • Patients suffering from dementia, developmentally delayed patients, and patients requiring a full-time caregiver

Patient’s accompanied with escorts (healthcare workers, law enforcement) from outside agencies will be allowed according to the patient’s needs and safety of our staff.

Additional Visitor Information

  • Patients and their loved ones must designate a single individual who will be the point of contact for all information and conversations with the care team.
  • The designated point of contact will be responsible for sharing information with other family members or loved ones that should have this information.
  • The designated point of contact will hear from a member of the care team at least once a day for regular updates, or more frequently if there are significant changes in the condition of the patient or their care.
  • Some exceptions may apply as determined by the caregiving team.

We understand this is not going to be an easy or welcome transition. Please know this is to ensure everyone’s safety during this COVID-19 pandemic and to comply with state-wide directives.

While our NO VISITOR POLICY is in place, if you are granted visitor access, please check-in at the Information Desk before continuing to the patient care areas. All patients and any allowed visitors will be pre-screened before entry into any Sierra View Medical Center location. Identification is required.

To ensure a safe and comfortable environment for Sierra View Medical Center patients and guests, please be courteous of others and adhere to the following Behavior Guidelines:

  • Allowed visitors will not interfere with the activities of any employee(s).
  • Allowed visitors must behave in a quiet and calm manner.
  • Allowed visitors will remain at the designated patient's bedside or in authorized waiting areas only.
  • Allowed visitors who do not comply with hospital policy will be asked to leave.

Smoke and Tobacco Free Campus

As a local hospital committed to the health and wellness of our community, Sierra View Medical Center is also committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for our patients, guests, volunteers and employees. We provide this for our community by ensuring our campus is tobacco and smoke-free.

As determined by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke and lung cancer among other health issues. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined cigarette smoking to be the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

To help prevent the dangers of smoking and the risks that come with second-hand smoking, Sierra View Medical Center prohibits the act of smoking anywhere on hospital property. This also restricts patients, guests, volunteers and employees from leaving the hospital to smoke on Sierra View grounds. It is the hope of Sierra View Medical Staff that these efforts will help ensure the safety of patients, guests and employees by providing a smoke-free and tobacco-free environment.

Visiting Hours & Restrictions

Please Call Ahead

Please call ahead to inquire about possible visitation if you have been granted visiting privileges. The phone number to call 559-784-1110.

Food & Drinks

Please check with a patient's nurse before bringing in food or drinks. Patients often need special diets as part of their care. Once food is taken into a patient's room, it cannot be placed in a hospital refrigerator.

Eating is not allowed in the patient care areas. The only exception is with the support person in the Family Birthing Center.

The hospital's café serves meals daily and vending machines are also available. Eating is allowed only in the café or patio areas.