Oroville Hospital Welcomes Visitors
Oroville Hospital welcomes visitors and recognizes the important role a friendly, familiar face can play in speeding patients toward recovery. Patients may decide who they want as a visitor. For the comfort of our patients we encourage visiting hours from 11 am until 8 pm. Visitors wishing to visit patients outside that time may call the nursing station to arrange a time in order to assure appropriate consideration for patient and roommates. Hospital services are generally scheduled to allow patients to be available during visiting hours.
Due to COVID-19 our current visitor policy is as follows:
- Visiting Hours are from 9:00am-7:00pm
- Masks are to be worn upon entry to the facility and must remain on throughout visit.
- Prior to entry, all visitors must be screened and checked in at either the front main entrance or back entrance.
- For non-COVID patients, up to 1 visitor allowed per day.
- The number of visits (for the visitor) will not be limited.
- No visitors under the age of 12.
- No outside food or drinks are allowed to be brought in for patients.
- No visitors in the cafeteria.
On August 5, 2021, the State of California Department of Public Health issued an order for all visitors to acute care hospitals and long term care facilities. The order states that visitors must show proof of vaccination for COVID, or present documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test. Oroville Hospital accepts the following as proof of vaccination: COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (which includes the name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered); or a photo of a Vaccination Record Card; or documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider. Visitors who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are eligible for indoor visits only if they can show documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test where the specimen collection occurred within 72 hours before each visit and for which the test results are available at the time of entry to the facility. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing. Visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition, when death may be imminent are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test result, must wear a well-fitting facemask upon entry and at all times within the facility and wear any other personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the patient’s room that is appropriate for the situation.