Due to the heightened awareness and overall increases of COVID-19 in the Riverside County community, we have restricted our visitor policy as of July 30 at 9:00am.

No visitors will be at allowed at Riverside Community Hospital with the following exceptions:

  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per pediatric patient inclusive of NICU babies
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older per patient in Labor & Delivery/Mother-Baby units (Father of the birthing baby or preferably the mother of the delivering mom or father)
  • One (1), adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient who is at or approaching “end of life” status or physically or mentally disabled requiring constant attention a cleared by the unit charge nurse
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient entering for outpatient procedures can accompany the patient up to the bedside,  however once the procedure begins,  the visitor must leave the facility and will be able to pick up their patient curbside as arranged with the attending nurse

Patient visitor restrictions:

  • No visitors permitted at hospital unless exception approved
  • All approved visitors must check in at front desk
  • All visitors and approved visitors must wear a face mark
  • No visitors are allowed in the ER or COVID patient areas
  • No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the facility

These restrictions and guidelines are similar to those implemented at hospitals and health systems across the country to protect the public, our patients and caregivers, and prevent the spread of illness. As the COVID-19 status continues to rapidly evolve, visitor restrictions are subject to change at any time.

To help supplement visitations, we have recently implemented “virtual visits” via a variety of technology in order to help patients stay connected with friends, family and loved ones.


Hospital entrance screening

To reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to better protect our patients, staff and you.

We have limited our entry into the hospital so that our team is able to screen everyone for travel history, fever or respiratory symptoms.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, you may be asked to reschedule your hospital visit until you are symptom-free.

Our emergency room is still open and receiving patients. If you are experiencing an emergency, please proceed to the emergency department entrance.

Thank you for your patience and support in reducing the spread of germs and protecting the health of our patients, staff and you.

Testing information

The health and safety of our patients is our top priority, and our hospital continues to be a safe place to receive care. Multiple patients have asked or requested information on what to do if they are sick, or have COVID-19 concerns.

  1. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to our Emergency Department.
  2. If you are presenting with potential COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your physician for instruction on medical care and potential testing.