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

There are currently no visitor restrictions during an inpatient stay at Valley Children's Hospital.

Two parents/caregivers may accompany a patient to outpatient, laboratory and imaging appointments on the hospital campus. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required to enter the hospital.


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. Patients, parents/guardians and visitors are not required to wear a mask in the facility unless asked to do so after completing the health screening upon entrance. Patients and parents/guardians have the right to ask any Valley Children’s team member to wear a mask around their child, and staff and providers must comply with these requests.  


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.