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AVMC Welcomes Back Visitors to the Hospital

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Lancaster, CA, March 8, 2021 – Antelope Valley Medical Center understands the importance of patients having their support system close during a hospital stay. For this reason and in consideration of low infection rates, AVMC is pleased to announce that it will welcome back visitors starting Monday, March 8, 2021. Visitors will be allowed to see patients between 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. To ensure the safety of patients, hospital personnel, and visitors, there are a few safety measures and guidelines that will remain in place. Hospital visitors will need to adhere to the new visitation guidelines:

  • Patients may have up to 2 visitors in the room at one time, this will include patients in the Emergency Department.
  • Children visiting the hospital are required to be 16 years of age or older. Children less than 16 years of age will require hospital approval.
  • The same visiting hours will apply to our Women & Infants Pavilion, which includes Labor & Delivery, Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), and Pediatric Unit. Specific guidelines for these departments can be found on our website.
  • Food and flowers will not be permitted in the hospital.

The safety of our patients and staff are AVMC’s top priority, and as we start to reopen normal patient services, enhanced safety measures will remain in place to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. AVMC will maintain the requirement for all visitors to have their temperature taken prior to entering the hospital, and will restrict anyone showing signs of COVID, including cough and fever. Visitors must check-in at the temperature monitoring stations located at the Main Hospital and Women & Infants Pavilion’s primary entrances. Paper face masks are required and must be worn at all times while in the hospital. If visiting a COVID positive patient, additional personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required and provided by the hospital. If preferred, AVMC will facilitate a ZOOM call for ICU and PCU remote visits.

AVMC appreciates the public’s understanding, as we balance our patients’ needs for emotional support, and the need to stop the spread of infection. Please call the hospital at (661) 949-5000 if inquiring about a patient, or visit our website for more information about the new visitation guidelines:

About Antelope Valley Medical Center

Antelope Valley Medical Center, the only full-service, acute-care hospital in the Antelope Valley, has been delivering exceptional care to the community for 65 years. It offers the region’s only Trauma Center, Pediatric unit, NICU, Inpatient Mental Health Department, Labor and Delivery, Accredited Chest Pain Center/STEMI Receiving Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. More information is available at or by calling (661) 949-5000. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @antelopevalleyhospital.