Visiting Hours

Visitors are a welcome part of a hospital stay and are important to your recovery. Rest is also important. If you wish, nursing staff will restrict your visitors. Visiting hours vary according to nursing unit and individual patient needs. We ask your consideration for other patients and your assistance in controlling noise and the number of visitors.

Visiting Hours

Telemetry, Medical-Surgical and Transitional Care Units

All visitors: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Visitors and siblings: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Fathers or significant other with ID bracelet: anytime.

Critical Care: CCU/ICU

All visitors: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. No visiting is allowed from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. or from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please refer to "Visiting Guidelines for families and Visitors" posted in the ICU waiting room or in the ICU.

Please keep the following visitation guidelines in mind:

  • General hospital visitors must be 16 years old or older with proof of ID, unless special arrangements have been made prior to the visit with the patient's medical team.
  • Acceptable forms of ID include valid California, Identification Care, California Driver's License, High School or College ID or passport.
  • Please check with the patient's nurse for visiting hours and instructions for intensive care, pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care and pediatric patients.
  • During the flu season, special visiting restrictions may be in place, so it is always good to check with the patient's nurse before visiting.

Family and friends can be good medicine for patients and are welcome to visit. However, getting plenty of rest is vital to recovery. In order to enhance the quality of care, we have designed specific visiting guidelines. All visitations are subject to change in order to meet the specific needs of the patients. Visitors with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients. Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests, treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.

Surgical Patients

Before surgery, family members may visit during regular visiting hours. After surgery, our surgical staff will tell them when they may visit next. Children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times and may not be left unattended in the lobby.

Dining Options for Visitors

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has a variety of dining options available to meet your needs, whether you want a quick cup of coffee, a freshly-made sandwich a delicious hot meal or a light snack.

Arnold Café: (Located on the Garden level) 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Mon-Fri

  • Java City: 6:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m., Mon-Fri
  • Bagel City/Taqueria/Global Faire: 10:30-2:00 - Mon-Fri (closed weekends)

Northside Café: (Located on the Garden Level)
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Vending Machine Locations:

  • ER
  • Outside Nursing Administration
  • Employee Parking Lot Structure
  • Front Visitor Parking Lot

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