Valley Children's Visitor Policy

Valley Children’s is committed to keeping our patients, families and healthcare providers as safe as possible from the spread of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).


Valley Children's Hospital Visitor Policy

Valley Children’s Hospital allows two parents/direct caregivers per patient (including COVID+ patients) during their inpatient hospital stay, along with visits to outpatient (specialty and primary care), laboratory and imaging appointments. Parents/guardians, caregivers and visitors do not need to show proof of vaccination when entering Valley Children’s Hospital, following changes to California Department of Public Health orders.


Screenings and Mask Policy

Patients and parents/guardians are screened at all entrances – in all Valley Children’s facilities - with questions regarding health and COVID-19 exposure. Valley Children’s also requires all visitors to wear a mask in every location, at all times. (The only exception is inpatient units of the Madera Hospital campus when a parent/guardian is in their child’s room. Adults must put masks back on every time a Valley Children’s team member is present.) In addition, everyone entering Valley Children’s Hospital must wear the surgical masks provided at screening.


Valley Children's Specialty Care Centers and Primary Care Practices

Two parents/caregivers may accompany a child to appointments in our specialty or primary care practices. We encourage parents/caregivers to secure arrangements for siblings, when possible, as space is very limited in waiting areas. 

Emergency Department

At this time, visitors to the Emergency Department will be limited to one parent/guardian or direct caregiver of patients. When a patient is placed into a room, a second parent/guardian will be allowed to enter. Other visitors and non-essential vendors will not be allowed to enter.


Vendor and Employee Guidelines

All vendors entering Valley Children’s Hospital are required to be fully vaccinated and must be prepared to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to security upon entry. No exemptions are accepted.  

Additionally, vaccines are mandatory for all Valley Children’s employees and staff without an approved medical or religious exemption.

If you have any questions or concerns about Valley Children’s visitor policy, please contact our Patient Representatives at 559-353-5425.