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Hospital Visitation Policy
Visitors are welcome and encouraged at the Irvine Medical Center hospital. Your family and friends can play a key role in helping you recover and supporting you when you leave the hospital. Each patient room has a family zone designed for the comfort of your visitors, including a bed for overnight stays.
Family includes any person not legally related to the patient, spouses, domestic partners, both different-sex and same-sex significant others. Family also includes a minor patient's parents, regardless of the gender of either parent. Parenthood includes: legal parents, foster parents, same-sex parent, step-parents, those serving in loco parentis, and other persons acting as caretakers.
Visitors include any person of the patient's choosing, if the patient has decision-making capacity, regardless of sex, economic status, educational background, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity or marital status.
Visiting guidelines vary depending on the patient’s reason for hospitalization and are at the discretion of the medical team. If you have concerns regarding these guidelines, please discuss them with your nurse.