Important Update

Hospital visitors are no longer required to show proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. View the latest state order for more information.

Loma Linda University Children’s Health is committed to providing your child safe, exceptional care for any healthcare needs as we navigate this challenging time together.

While many healthcare appointments may be managed through telephone and video visits, you can feel safe when your child needs to come in for care. Strict safety measures are in place to help keep you and your child safe during appointments at our hospitals and clinics.

Information and Resources

COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

Children 12 and older who have certain conditions may now receive treatment for COVID-19. Treatments are free, safe, and highly effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Loma Linda University Health is a Test-to-Treat center — learn about your child's options for testing and treatment at our facilities and others in the region.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters for Kids

Kids six months and older can receive vaccines for COVID-19. Kids five years and older can receive a booster shot, if eligible. The vaccine is safe and highly effective at preventing serious illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Get your child vaccinated.

Get answers: View frequently asked questions and learn more about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Visitor Restrictions

Our visitation guideline continues to be modified based on prevalence of COVID-19 cases within our region as reported by regulatory bodies and state-driven mandates. Exceptions for certain circumstances may be made by unit leadership and nursing leadership.

Hospital visitors: Two designated visitors (parents/legal guardians) may visit a child for the duration of the hospital stay. The two designated visitors may stay overnight.

COVID-19 patients:  Two designated visitors (18 years or older) may visit a child for the duration of the hospital stay.

NICU: Two designated visitors (18 years or older) may visit a child's bedside at a time — only one visitor may stay overnight. Visitation is restricted to these two visitors for the duration of a child's hospital stay.

Labor & Delivery:

  • Two support people in Labor and Delivery 24 hours a day
  • Two support people for Antepartum patients between the hours of 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Two support people for Postpartum patients between the hours of 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • One support person for Antepartum and Postpartum patients overnight
  • One support person for COVID-19 patients (support person may leave/trade out once in a 24 hour period)

Faculty Medical Clinics: One parent is allowed during a child's appointment. For adult patients, visitors are not allowed at the clinic unless the patient needs translation or help getting around.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic: One visitor may accompany a patient for ultrasound or physician office visit.  Visitor must be at least 18 years old.

Safety Measures

The safety of our patients, employees and community is our highest priority. Our hospitals and clinics are using appropriate infection prevention measures to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • We are limiting visitors in our hospitals and clinics.
  • All visitors and staff are required to wear masks.
  • Patients are tested for COVID-19 upon admission and before any surgeries.
  • We have separate units for COVID-19 patients, which use strict care plans to avoid the spread of infection.
  • We have implemented appropriate cleaning procedures in our facilities.
  • Our providers are prepared with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) that is recommended for your child's care.
  • We are encouraging physical distancing and are staggering appointments so there is reduced occupancy in our waiting rooms.

We remain committed to using every resource available to provide appropriate care needed for our community and those we serve during this critical time. In accordance with state and local guidelines we have adopted the California Pandemic Crisis Care Guidelines (PDF).