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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU is covered by board certified Neonatologists who provide expert in house medical care 24-hours per day, 7-days per week. The NICU combines advanced technology and highly trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for our patients.

We offer the area’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics departments. For over 37 years, Antelope Valley Medical Center’s NICU has created thousands of positive outcomes for babies that required immediate care after birth.

Please be advised that NICU has different visiting rules from the rest of the hospital to protect our patients. Rules will be discussed upon admission to the unit.

Visiting Policies

Please visit our Visitor Hours & Policies page for more details.

NICU will allow 2 visitors (parents or parent and significant other) during the infant’s hospital stay. Parents/guardians will be allowed visit at the same time. Infants admitted to NICU will be given specific visiting guidelines by nurse.

Parents and guardians of infants in the NICU are encouraged to visit daily. All visitors must wear a face covering during the visit.

The patient’s healthy siblings may visit during Family Bonding Time from 12:00 p.m. ‑ 6:30 p.m. daily provided their immunizations are up to date and they have no signs of illness.

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