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Visiting Hours and Guideline

Effective Aug 1, 2023

We understand that support from family and friends means a great deal to our patients. Our visitor policy carefully considers a patient’s need for support with their needs for privacy, rest and recovery. The below represents the current visitor guidelines for RRH in all patient care areas.

  • All visitors must check in at the front desk and receive a visitor badge.
  • All visitors, except for minors, must show government issued Identification when checking in.
  • Children ages 11-17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No children under the age of 11 permitted.
  • Visitation Policy exceptions may be made for compassionate visits arranged with care team.
  • Ridgecrest Regional Hospital has the authority to postpone visitation based on emergency situations or patient activities/treatments.
  • Visitation may be revoked for disruptive behavior or failure to follow hospital rules.
  • No patient visitation if you have symptoms of illness (i.e., runny nose, fever, cough, etc.).

Medical/Surgical Patients

  • Visitation hours for patients in Medical/Surgical care are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Two visitors per patient will be allowed at a time.

Intensive Care Patients

  • ICU visiting hours are from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm unless otherwise determined by the care team. Two visitors per patient will be allowed at a time.

Emergency Department

  • Two visitors per patient will be allowed at a time. Visitors may be asked to leave during examinations and/or procedures. In most instances, parents will be allowed to remain with their children. There are exceptions based on patient’s condition.

Pediatric Patients

  • Pediatric visitation hours are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The parent(s) or designated individual will be required to stay with the pediatric patient age 13 and under for 24 hours a day. Two visitors per patient will be allowed at a time.

Labor & Delivery

  • Post-partum visiting hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Two visitors per patient will be allowed at a time unless exceptions are considered
  • During Labor, the patient may have two pre-determined support persons present (not including a certified Doula). The two support persons will be issued a green wrist band, which cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Siblings to the newborn, of all ages, will be allowed to visit.
  • Children visitation is limited to 30 minutes per visit, and must be accompanied by a non-patient adult at all times


If you have questions, please contact the operator at (760) 446-3551 during normal business hours.