About Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Lakewood Regional Medical Center is working closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our area. We routinely treat infectious diseases at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. We have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. For more information about the coronavirus, go to the CDC website.

 
Due to the current surge of people testing positive for COVID-19 driven by the highly transmittable Omicron variant we are suspending our normal visitation policy. This is in order to protect patients and staff from becoming exposed, and potentially spreading the virus to others. Alternative means of communications between families and patients, such as virtual visitations, Skype, Facetime, etc. will be facilitated.

Additionally, we want you to be aware that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a state mandated public health order regarding visitation within all hospitals in California.

Effective Saturday, January 8, 2022, all visitors must show proof of being fully vaccinated AND boosted OR provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of entering our facility.

For visitors who return for multiple consecutive days to visit, proof of a negative test will be required every third day.

If you are Vaccinated and Boosted, you must provide documentation of vaccination, which includes:
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO Yellow Card) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered); OR
  • a photo of a Vaccination Record Card as a separate document; OR
  • a photo of the client's Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic device,
  • documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider; OR
  • digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card
    Reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type.
If you are Unvaccinated OR Not Yet Boosted, you must provide documentation including:
  • A negative COVID test where the specimen collection occurred within 2 days if using PCR or 1 day if using antigen testing before each visit and for which the test results are available at the time of entry to the facility.
  • Visitors with history of COVID-19 within the prior 90 days may provide documentation of recovery from COVID-19 and release from isolation in lieu of testing.
Exceptions are being made for emergent situations in the follow situations;
  • Visitors of end-of-life patients are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements as an emergent situation.
  • Parents or guardians visiting pediatric patients
  • A support person for a labor and delivery patient
  • A support person(s) for a patient with physical, intellectual, developmental disability, or cognitive impairment
However, these visitors must comply with the vaccine verification or testing requirement for subsequent visits following the emergent situation. They must do so as soon as reasonably possible thereafter, but no longer than 72 hours after the emergency. Masks are still required for all visitors.

Your safety and well-being is our top priority and we are committed to providing a safe environment for those we serve. Thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare needs. Read more about how our parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is supporting our community through COVID-19.