Visiting Policy and Hours

For the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community, our visitor guidelines have changed. Please visit our COVID-19 page for updates.

Doctors Community Medical Center visitors will receive visitation privileges consistent with their preferences and subject to the hospital’s justification of clinical restrictions.

Some of these restrictions include:  

  • A court order limiting or restraining contact
  • Behavior presenting a direct risk or threat to you, hospital staff or others in the immediate environment
  • Behavior disruptive to the functioning of the patient care unit
  • Reasonable limitations on the number of visitors at one time
  • Your risk of infection by the visitor
  • Visitor’s risk of infection by you
  • Extraordinary protections because of a pandemic or infectious disease outbreak
  • Substance abuse treatment protocols requiring restricted visitation
  • Your need for privacy or rest
  • You are undergoing a clinical intervention or procedure and the treating healthcare professional believes it is in your best interest to limit visitation during the clinical intervention or procedure

In all patient care areas except the Critical Care Center, visiting hours begin at 12 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. daily. Non-Covid patients will be permitted up to two visitors at a time; support persons will be included in the visitor count.  Covid+ patients will be permitted only two visitors per patient within a 24-hour period; support persons will be included in the visitor count. Visitation is permitted for ages 12 and older.  

Critical Care Center visiting hours are 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Visitors must be age 18 or older. When the announcement is made that visiting hours have ended guests must leave all patient care areas, including the Critical Care Center waiting area. Exceptions can be made by the director of the Critical Care Center or the administrative nursing supervisor.

We do not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation based upon race, color, national origin, English proficiency, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

You may refuse or deny visitors at any time by letting the nursing staff know of your decision. Your decision can be shared through your representative and/or support person. If you believe that your visitation rights have been violated, you may file a complaint by calling x5555 from any bedside telephone or 301-552-0899 from an outside telephone.