Temporary Visitation Restrictions - Beginning March 23, 2021
With the progress of COVID-19 Vaccination among the healthcare workforce,
California Department of Public Health is recommending a
cautious and gradual lifting of certain visitation restrictions while remaining vigilant in infection control measures within our facility.
Madera Community Hospital is mindful of the importance of visitors/support
people in the recovery of our patients.
- All visitors must continue to be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before entry.
- Each visitor will be issued a guest pass.
- All visitors must continuously wear a hospital provided ear loop face mask.
- A single visitor does not need to be designated.
- Visitor’s movement in the facility is limited. Visitors must go directly
to and from the patient’s room or use a common area restroom.
- Visitors are not allowed in the cafeteria.
- Visitation Hours are 8:00am – 8:00pm
- Visitation maybe extended with nursing leadership consultation.
- Patients with COVID-19 continue to be restricted from in person visitation.
Electronic Greeting Cards are availble through our e-card service.
Pre-COVID-19 Visiting Hours & Waiting Areas
Madera Community Hospital strives to ensure all visitors enjoy full and
equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences and hospital
policies. Madera Community Hospital does not restrict, limit, or otherwise
deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
If at any time you have questions or concerns please contact us (559) 675-2573.
In the evening or on the weekend call (559) 675-5555 and ask to speak
with the House Supervisor.
Please adhere to the following while visiting Madera Community Hospital:
General Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. To promote a healing environment
we restrict visitation of children under 13 years of age. Exceptions may
be made based on the patient's health condition. The
Children's Visitor Center
is open to children while their parent is visiting a patient. All hospital
doors, excluding the Emergency Department Entrance, are locked after 8:00 p.m.
When a patient is from a large family, it is recommended the family appoint
a spokesperson to be the nursing staff contact. The spokesperson can then
share information provided by the care team, with the family.
Madera Community Hospital provides free guest WiFi access. Mobile devices
are allowed in the hospital but certain models may interfere with medical
equipment and users will be asked to turn off the device. No video or
photography is allowed on Madera Community Hospital premises.
- No children under the age of 13.
- Bedside visiting is restricted to no more than two visitors at a time.
- Smoking is not permitted anywhere on Madera Community Hospital campus,
inside or outside. This is enforced for the safety of our property and
the health of our employees and guests.
- A "No Visitors" sign may be posted at any time to ensure the patient's comfort.
Visitation with a patient in the Emergency Department is dependent on the
patient’s condition and the Emergency Department environment.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
ICU patient visitation is limited and restricted based on medical condition.
If the ICU waiting room is occupied, visitors are asked to wait in the
main lobby. All ICU visitors will be asked to wait in the main lobby after
Maternity Visiting Hours
Maternity Visiting Hours are between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Siblings are allowed to visit during the
hours of 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Fathers or the primary support person(s)
may visit at any time. Only Labor and Delivery coaches are permitted in
the birthing room and are required to wear a “coach” ID bracelet
which will be provided by the Labor and Delivery staff.
Waiting areas are located throughout the hospital. Children cannot be left
unattended in any area of the hospital.
Click here for a map of the hospital.
Main Floor Lobby (Area #1 on 1st floor map)
Surgical Services Lobby (Area #4 on 1st floor map)
Emergency Department (Located on the first floor area #5 on 1st floor map)
Critical Care ICU (Located on the second floor yellow area on 2nd floor map)
Family Health Services (Light Blue building on campus map)
Cafeteria (Area #6 on 1st floor map)
Outpatient Center (Magenta building on campus map)
Children's Visitor Center (Light pink on campus map)