Visiting Hours & Guidelines
Policies to maintain health and safety
Our visitor policies are subject to change, depending on infection outbreaks and government health-related orders. See Visitor Policies to Maintain Health and Safety for:
- Up-to-date rules on visiting
- Masking policies
- Information about inpatient visits, outpatient visits and video visits
Visiting hours and rules
Visiting hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Two primary caregivers are allowed on a patient's visitor list.
- Unless there are space constraints, both caregivers are allowed at the patient's bedside anytime.
- With approval from the patient's care team, siblings or other loved ones who are not primary caregivers are allowed at the patient's bedside during visiting hours.
Visiting hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Up to two visitors are allowed at the patient's bedside.
- During visiting hours, visitors can include two primary caregivers and up to four additional visitors, who must be added to the visitor list prior to entry. For more information, contact the patient's nurse.
- From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., two primary caregivers are allowed at the patient's bedside. After 10 p.m., one primary caregiver is allowed at the patient's bedside.
- Children under 10 years old may not visit patients who are in isolation for an infection.
At both our San Francisco and Oakland campuses, children under age 5 may not visit during respiratory virus season, which is typically from November 1 to May 1.
Visitor check-in process
For the safety of our patients and community, we require every visitor to wear a badge while in the hospital. We also strongly recommend wearing a mask when indoors. When you arrive, please check in at the information desk (San Francisco campus) or ambassador's desk (Oakland campus). A representative will perform a brief health screening before issuing the badge. If you're the patient's parent or guardian and your child will be with us for an extended stay, ask about getting a badge that is good for more than one day.
The desk staff is also happy to help direct visitors, provide information on lodging and dining options, answer parking and transportation questions, and more.
1975 Fourth St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA
(510) 428-3474 (or ext. 3474 from inside the hospital)
747 52nd St., Main Lobby
During your visit, we ask that you:
- Check with the department you're visiting about whether masking is required. Even if it isn't, we strongly recommend wearing a mask when indoors.
- Wear your badge at all times while in the hospital.
- Wash your hands before entering a patient room.
- Supervise underage visitors at all times.
- Be mindful of noise levels, particularly if your child is sharing a room with another patient.
- Latex balloons are not allowed as they are a health and safety risk. You may bring mylar balloons.
Preparing siblings for a hospital visit
Child life specialists are trained to support kids and teens in a medical setting. They offer many services for families, including help with preparing children to visit a sick or injured sibling in the hospital. For more information, contact Child Life Services.
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