To protect our patients and the community from possible infection, children under the age of 13 will not be allowed in the hospital during flu season, starting Wednesday, Jan. 27, until further notice.
Welcome to Long Beach Memorial. Visits from family and friends are important to a patient’s healing process. At Long Beach Memorial, we use a Patient and Family Centered Care Visiting Model, meaning visitors and family are a welcomed part of individualized patient treatment.
Partner in Care
We welcome a partner in care - a support individual of the patient’s choice that may be present during the course of the hospital stay. The visiting plan is dynamic and will change based on the fluctuating needs of the patient, family, health care team and department. Our professional care teams and staff members use discretion and compassion in their determination to make necessary exceptions. Families, partners in care and friends are welcome to visit.
The Safety and Security of Patients at Long Beach Memorial is our Top Priority
Please check in at the Information Center for a visitor pass, and wear your pass visibly at all times. Check with the unit you are visiting for additional guidelines. Most visiting hours end at 9 p.m. There are circumstances when families and visitors may be asked to honor restricted visiting, such as when a patient is immuno-suppressed or during the virus season where families and visitors are exhibiting signs or symptoms of illness, cough, rash or other respiratory illnesses.
The care teams at Long Beach Memorial are committed to providing peace of mind to friends and family through our safety first, visitor check-in process.
To ensure a safe environment, we have special security measures in place:
1. All visitors must check-in at the lobby to obtain a visitor’s badge.
2. All visitors (18+) must provide a valid government issued photo ID at check-in.
3. Visitors are screened against the Megan’s Law Registry. If a match is found, a Public Safety Officer will be notified.
4. Visitor badges must be visible at all times.
Children under the age of 14 are welcome, but will need to remain with a visiting adult at all times. For children under 14 visiting in critical care areas, we recommend that the health care team speaks with the parent/guardian and offers a consultation with a social worker prior to the child/children visiting.
Helpful Tips for Visitors
- Smoking is not allowed on Long Beach Memorial grounds, which includes the parking areas.
- Postpone your visit if you have a cold, sore throat or other contagious condition, as this can affect a patient’s recovery.
- For the safety of our patients, latex balloons are not permitted in the hospital.
- Read posted signs on the patient’s door and wash your hands before entering and when exiting the patient’s room.