We welcome parents to stay with their child and encourage children to have visitors. To maintain the healthiest environment possible and to avoid infections please make sure that visitors with a cough, sniffles, sore throat or other symptoms wait until they are well to come visit. Hand-sanitizers are also located throughout the hospital to keep parents and visitors healthy. We appreciate your partnership that enables us to give your child optimal care.
Visitor Restriction During Flu Season: Effective Monday, January 13
Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach wants you to stay healthy this flu season. To protect our patients and our community from possible infection, children under the age of 13 will not be allowed to visit patients in the hospital until further notice.
For your protection, this temporary restriction will apply to all areas within the hospitals, including lobbies, waiting areas, cafeterias and patient rooms. The policy does not apply to children who have scheduled appointments, need emergency care or hospitalization.
We also ask that anyone with the following symptoms please refrain from visiting:
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to families and appreciate your understanding as we ensure the safest possible environment for our patients and visitors.
Let’s all do our part in protecting each other, remember to wash your hands, stay home if feeling sick and be sure to get your flu shot. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Long Beach Memorial Customer Service team at (562) 933-9315.
General Visiting Hours
- From 8 AM to 9 PM.
- Visitors should sign in daily at the information desk and wear their visitor sticker at all times.
- Please wash your hands before and after visiting a child in the hospital, and whenever you leave and return to your child’s room while visiting.
- Visitors under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult and must have proof of up-to-date immunization. (See notice above about Visitor Restriction During Flu Season)
- Patient information is only provided to parents or legal guardians.
- Meals are served at set times each day and snacks are available by asking a member of your care team.
- Breakfast: 8:15-8:45 AM
- Lunch: Noon-12:45 PM
- Dinner: 4:45-5:45 PM
- For the safety of our patients, latex balloons are not permitted at Miller Children’s.
General Visiting Hours for Intensive Care Units
- From 1:00 – 6:30 PM
- Parents must be with any visitor at all times.
- Grandparents may visit any time. In the NICU, grandparents must be accompanied by a parent.
- No more than 2 family members/visitors are allowed at a bedside at one time due to space constraints. Please ask your nurse if you feel you need other arrangements.
- Siblings (3 years through 13 years), must be siblings of the patient and may visit during general visiting hours for short periods of time. (See notice above about Visitor Restriction During Flu Season)
- The environment of the Intensive Care Units may be overwhelming for young children, so let the patient’s nurse know about the arranged visit. The Child Life Department can offer support and prepare the sibling for their first visit. The Child Life Department can be reached at (562) 933-8060.