St. Jude Medical Center New Visitor Policy

A Message to Our Community

New Visitor Policy - Effective Jan. 1, 2022

We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care. To protect the health of our patients and caregivers and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have adapted our visitation policy, in accordance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requirements.

Hospital Visitation: All patients are allowed to have one visitor per day. In critical situations there may be exceptions. Please call, Providence St. Jude Medical Center at (714) 871-3280 if you have questions regarding visitation for specific departments.

For the Maternity Unit and Labor & Delivery COVID-19 visitor policy, click here.

Proof of Vaccine or Negative COVID Test: All visitors to Providence St. Jude Medical Center must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before each visit. A PCR test or antigen test will be accepted. Currently, we are not offering COVID testing for individuals who are asymptomatic. In accordance with CDPH, one of the following forms of vaccination verification are acceptable. We do not currently offer walk-in COVID-19 testing. 

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or the World Health Organization Yellow Card) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered)
  • Photo or photocopy of a Vaccination Record Card (photo image or image on phone/electronic device)
  • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a healthcare provider
  • Digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type.

Masks are required: Anyone entering any inpatient or outpatient healthcare facility must always wear a mask, unless because of a medical condition a mask cannot be tolerated.

If a mask is needed, we will be happy to provide one. It is also important to practice physical distancing and hand hygiene. 



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