To continue to foster a safe and secure environment for our patients and our healthcare workers, visitation is limited at this time. In most areas of the hospital, patients may have two visitors per day, one at a time between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Additional visitation details include:
- Patients in COVID or isolation room patients: One pre-designated companion, one hour per day
- Cath lab and surgical procedure patients: One companion for the duration of the visit
- Labor & Delivery mothers and babies: One companion at a time
- NICU and pediatric patients: Two parents or legal guardians
- Emergency Department patients: One companion at a time
In outpatient and ambulatory care settings, patients may have one companion per visit.
Visitors must be 18 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 and 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, YRMC's business facilities and any of our outpatient clinics.
Families, friends and the community are also encouraged to use technologies such as Zoom and Facetime to maintain video connections with patients and sustain their spirits. YRMC’s 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 doctors, nurses or medical professionals caring for your loved one.