Please note: visitors are now required to be 16 years old (previously 13 years old), unless they are the parent of a patient, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and influenza. We thank you for your cooperation during this trying time.
Visitation is limited, so we can continue fostering a safe and secure environment for our patients and healthcare workers. In most areas of the hospital, patients may have two visitors at a time between 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Additional visitation details include:
- All visitors will be screened for illness. A temperature check will be conducted.
- COVID-positive patients: One visitor per day
- Cath lab and surgical procedure patients: One companion for the duration of the visit
- Labor & Delivery, NICU and Pediatrics: Two companions at a time
- Emergency Department patients: Two companions at a time
In ambulatory and outpatient care settings, patients may have one companion per visit.
Visitors must be 16 years or old unless they are the parent of a patient. We will screen all visitors to the main YRMC campus, Cancer Center and clinics for symptoms associated with COVID-19, such as cough, fever or shortness of breath. Visitors will be given stickers to help manage visitation.
Of course, we want to accommodate patients with special circumstances, so we consider exceptions.
As a reminder, masks are still required when entering any of YRMC's healthcare facilities. Therefore, we ask the public to please partner with us in keeping our patients and staff safe and ask that you bring your own mask when visiting the main hospital, the Cancer Center and any of our outpatient clinics.
Families, friends and the community are encouraged to use technologies such as Zoom and Facetime to maintain video connections with patients and sustain their spirits. Our website also makes it easy to send Cheer Cards to patients to brighten their day. You can send a Cheer Card to a specific patient or an anonymous patient in need. To send a card to the latter, simply fill out “Any Patient” in the name field.
Restricting visitors is challenging for patients and their loved ones. YRMC is grateful for the community's remarkable patience and understanding as we continue to work together to protect the health and well-being of Yuma County. Creating a safe and secure environment for our patients and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic must remain a top priority. If you have any questions regarding our visiting policies, please ask the doctors, nurses or medical professionals caring for your loved one.