Visitor Policy and Hours

Due to COVID-19, we have enacted visitation restrictions on our main campus and at our other Yuma County locations. Currently, visitation restrictions are at the "minimal" level. This allows visitors limited access, with policies tailored to each care area's specific needs. All visitors must be 18 years or older.

Why Are Masks Still Required?
Recent CDC updates allowing fully vaccinated people to unmask do not yet apply to healthcare facilities. Masking and social distancing remain in effect for visitors to Yuma Regional Medical Center locations. In addition to affecting visitors, the precaution also applies to patients, employees and anyone else who enters one of our facilities.

Guidelines for Visiting
Patients hospitalized in YRMC's main bed tower (including ICU) are now allowed two visitors per day, one at a time. Visitation hours for those areas are 8 AM to 8 PM. Patients at YRMC outpatient clinics and facilities may bring one companion per visit.

Current visitation policies include:

  • COVID and Isolation Rooms: One visitor per day for one hour – 8 AM to 8 PM
  • Emergency Department: One companion for the duration of the visit
  • Surgery: Special exceptions only
  • Cancer Center: One companion for clinic visits, none for cancer treatment
  • Labor and Delivery: Each mother-baby companionship may have one care companion - all hours
  • NICU and Pediatrics: Two parents or legal guardians – all hours

To accommodate patients with special circumstances, we will consider exceptions. 

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 our healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic must remain a top priority. If you have any questions regarding our visiting policies, please ask any of the medical professionals caring for your loved one.

Explore Further

Loved One Comforting a Patient

Our staff will work with each patient and their family members to create a visiting plan that best meets the patient’s medical needs.

Food and Dining Options

We offer a number of dining options for your convenience.

Patient Receiving Flowers from Gift Shop

The simple act of receiving a heartwarming card, bouquet of flowers or other gift can really lift a patient’s spirits.

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