Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

We will be rescheduling some patient appointments and procedures in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Conserving personal protective equipment helps us prioritize the needs of those who may require immediate care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. We will contact you directly if your appointment or procedure is postponed until a later date. During this time, all Lakewood Regional Medical Center facilities will remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Visitor Restrictions

Proof of Vaccination Required

Effective August 11, 2021, the State of California is mandating that visitors to Lakewood Regional Medical Center are required to show proof that you are fully vaccinated.

Proof of Vaccinations Are as Follows:

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
  • A photo of a Vaccination Record Card
  • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider
  • Digital record that includes a QR code


Alternatively, if you are not vaccinated, the State of California requires that you have proof of a negative SARS-CoVid-2 test completed within 72 hours before your visit.

Proof of Negative SARS-CoVid-2 Are as Follows:

  • Digital copy of negative PCR or Antigen lab results from specimen collected in the last 72 hours
  • Paper copy of the negative PCR or Antigen lab results from specimen collected in the last 72 hours

Visitors of end-of-life patients are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements.

Masks Required

Visitors are expected to wear a mask while in the hospital; follow hospital instructions regarding infection control practices, and stay in the patient room while visiting.

Lakewood Regional Medical Center is committed to taking the necessary and critical steps to ensure that the patients and staff in our hospital are safe and remain healthy. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are limiting visitation for all patients until further notice.


  • Patients in the CCU will be allowed up to two visitors.
  • Patients in all other inpatient units will be allowed one visitor at a time due to social distancing limitations.
  • If a patient is under COVID-19 isolation precautions, visitation will not be allowed.
  • Visitors are encouraged to visit between 9 am-8:30 pm to allow patients rest and recover while in the hospital.

Outpatient Surgery

Due to space limitations, one visitor can join the patient in the recovery room.

Emergency Department

  • One visitor at a time.
  • If a patient is under COVID-19 isolation precautions, visitation will not be allowed.

Alternative means of communications between families and patients like Skype or FaceTime will continue to be available.

Please don't hesitate to speak to a member of our care team or a nursing supervisor who can help address any of your questions or concerns. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe. Thank you for choosing Lakewood Regional Medical Center. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit

Entry and exit is now limited to the main lobby only.

An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.