All visitors are encouraged to confirm patient status at either the Main Entrance Information Desk, the ED Admitting Desk, or at the Nurses’ Station, prior to visiting the patient. No food or beverages can be furnished to a patient without approval from the patient’s nurse.
Open family and guest visiting is allowed and encouraged. Each department will develop guidelines for visitors that encourage family and guest participation, while maintaining the health and healing of the patient as a priority.
After 8 p.m. at YRMC East in Prescott Valley and 8:30 p.m. at YRMC West in Prescott, all visitors will enter the hospital through the Emergency Department and remain in designated visiting areas.
Children (under age) who are visiting patients must be accompanied and monitored by an adult.
Visitors to the Family Birthing Center and the nursery must be at least 12 years old or be a brother or sister to a newborn baby.
Visitors must wear appropriate clothing including a shirt and shoes.
The number of visitors allowed to visit at any one time is two (2) per inpatient and one (1) per patient in the Emergency Department. Inpatients and outpatients in the Surgical Patient Services (SPS) area may have up to two (2) visitors while waiting to go into surgery. Outpatients may have up to two (2) visitors in the SPS after their surgery. Due to lack of space and out of respect for the privacy of all patients, visitors will not be allowed in the Endoscopy Lab holding area.
Visitation may be restricted any time there is an unusual occurrence of infectious illness.
Visitors who are ill may be asked to refrain from visiting patients or required to wear isolation protective clothing/equipment.
Visitors to a patient in isolation will follow all necessary precautions as directed by the isolation policy and posted signage.
Flowers, non-latex (Mylar) balloons, or plants are permitted in patient rooms in limited quantities. No flowers, balloons, or plants are allowed in the nursery. Family members may be asked to take overly fragrant flowers home as these may trigger allergies.
Visitors are requested to not use patient bathrooms.
Visitors may be asked to step outside the room to ensure privacy during patient care.
One (1) parent or caregiver of a sick child may stay with the child overnight. A reclining chair or cot may be provided for the parent’s comfort. No other visitors may stay in a patient’s room overnight unless necessitated by the patient’s condition or needs and approved by the Unit Nursing Director or designee.
Assistance dogs are allowed in patient rooms and can accompany patient to nonrestricted areas.
Visitors are not permitted to possess or consume any alcoholic beverages while on hospital property or inside the facility. Intoxicated visitors will be asked to leave the property.
Visitors who interfere with patient care or the safety of our environment or who are disruptive may be asked to leave the hospital and its campus.