Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Visitation Guidelines

Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Visitation Guidelines

Updated 3-28-2022


Inpatient Unit Visitation Guidelines for the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are honored that you have entrusted us to care for your loved ones. Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of all who enter our environment through social distancing, masking and hand hygiene practices. Due to the COVID pandemic, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has directed hospitals to place strict limitations on visitation. Below are our visitation and screening guidelines and any restrictions that may apply.

There are NO visitors allowed for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19.

One (1) visitor may accompany a patient seeking emergency services, but this is subject to change to ensure the safety of our patients and caregivers. If patient is admitted, visitors must return to security to complete COVID screening.


Proof of Vaccination:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
  • Photo of COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (photo or image on phone/electronic device)
  • Medical documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider
  • To request a digital COVID-19 vaccine record, visit: cairweb.org or myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.

Proof of Negative COVID Test:

  • Documentation of negative SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test where the specimen collection occurred within 48 hours before with PCR testing and 24 hours with antigen testing, and for which test results are available at the time of entry to the facility.
  • The PCR or antigen test must have Emergency Use Authorization by USFDA or be operating under the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • At-home or self-administered tests will not be accepted, per CDPH.
  • To locate a Los Angeles County COVID testing facility, visit: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing
  • Anyone over the age of two that is not eligible for a vaccine would also require a negative test.

Proof of Recovery from COVID-19 within 90 days:

  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors may provide documentation from a provider detailing when they tested positive for COVID and when they were released from isolation and recovered.

All visitors will be required to wear a hospital-provided mask within our facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Inpatient Visitation for non-COVID Patients

Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. DAILY.

The number of visitors allowed is limited by unit:

  • Intensive Care: 1 visitor during the designated time-period
  • Medical and Surgical Units:  1 visitor during the designated time-period
  • Labor & Delivery:  2 visitors at a time during the stay through post-partum 24 hours/day; in addition, 1 doula during labor & delivery only
  • NICU/PICU/Pediatrics:  1 pair of parents/guardians at a time, 24 hours/day
  • Emergency Department: 1 visitor unless volume does not allow adequate social distancing
  • Diagnostic Testing (Imaging, Lab, Cardiology, Respiratory): 1 visitor
  • Infusions: No visitors unless patient requires physical assistance
  • Pre-Operative Admission Process
    • 1 individual may accompany patient for the pre-operative admission process
    • Note: Due to lack of waiting space, once patient has gone to the operating area visitors will need to leave the building and follow regular visitation guidelines unless otherwise authorized.

Exceptions to visitation may be made for the following:

  1. Imminent End of Life
  2. Support person or visitor for patients with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or cognitive impairments

Please check with the staff for exceptions.

VISITORS are required to comply with the following:

  • Go directly to the patient care unit and room where their loved one is located.
  • No eating or drinking at any time indoors, including in lobbies or patient rooms
  • Exceptions to the food and drink policy will be made in:  Labor & Deliver, Post-Partum and Pediatrics.
  • Depart the facility at the end of the visitation time-period.

Please note that this visitation policy is subject to change and may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the hospital.