Visitor Conduct

Visitors are to adhere to the rules and restrictions outlined on the Visitors Information page.

Our patients need a peaceful and restful environment, please keep your voices low while visiting the Hospital and please supervise your children accordingly.

  • To provide a peaceful environment for our patients, the number of persons visiting a patient at the bedside is limited to two (2) at any one time.
  • Hospital staff will ask visitors in excess of policy to wait in a specified Waiting Room, Main Lobby or Cafeteria.
  • Please note that San Joaquin General Hospital and CMS will not restrict visitation based on sex, economic status, educational background, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, or the source of payment for care. The patient has the right to choose who the visitor(s) will be, and this will not be restricted by policy.
  • Visitors may be requested to leave a room at the discretion of the nursing or medical staff when it is appropriate.
  • In semi-private rooms, visitors will be excused during beside report, unless the patient asks specifically for their representative to remain.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit. Exceptions may be made by Nursing Supervisor/Charge Nurse in instances of life, major change in condition, or extended length of stay.
  • Patients who choose to be “confidential” will not appear on the census and to information will be given to visitors seeking patient location information.
  • Visitors will be monitored by clinical staff for signs of communicable diseases (i.e. flu, chicken pox) and will not be admitted and will be asked to leave if considered potentially infectious.
  • Visitors of surgical patients: On the day of surgery, a maximum of one (1) visitor may visit with the patient prior to surgery. While the patient is in surgery, the visitors are asked to wait in one of the surgical waiting rooms on the 2nd floor or the Main Lobby or Cafeteria.
  • No illegal substances, alcohol or weapons are to be brought upon the premises.

Please be Respectful of Our Patients’ Rest