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Visiting Guidelines


Updated Feb. 13, 2023

Welcome to Southern California Hospital at Culver City, where the health and safety of our patients, families, and staff are our top priority. All visitors must be screened prior to entry by metal detectors, check-in at the hospital’s front desk and adhere to the hospital’s visitation protocols.

  • Acute Care and Sub-Acute visitation hours are daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency hours are Monday-Friday from 5-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday and holidays from 1-3 p.m.

Visitation Guidelines

Due to an increase in COVID cases across Los Angeles County, visitation is temporarily limited.

  1. Only one visitor allowed per room at a time
  2. No visitors under the age of 18
  3. No visitors are allowed for COVID+ patients or in the Emergency Department
  4. Patients under the age of 18 in the Emergency Department may be accompanied by one parent or guardian
  5. Overnight stays are limited and must be approved by the House Supervisor
  6. No eating or drinking in patient rooms

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

All approved visitors must:

  1. Check-in at the main hospital front desk for screening
  2. Complete the main hospital visitor log, including COVID-19 symptom attestation
  3. Wear a hospital approved face mask (surgical mask) covering your nose and mouth at all times
  4. Follow physical distancing practices to reduce COVID-19 transmission at all times

Please note:

  1. If you are experiencing flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, we encourage you stay home and postpone your visit
  2. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please postpone your visit until 10 days have passed

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines for Sub-Acute Only (Tower 3)

  1. Check-in at the main hospital front desk for screening
  2. Complete the main hospital visitor log, including COVID-19 symptom attestation
  3. Check-in at the Tower 3 Sub-Acute front desk for screening
  4. Complete the Sub-Acute visitor log, including COVID-19 symptom attestation

Metal Detector Screening Guidelines

  1. All visitors entering or re-entering the building must be screened by the metal detectors located in the main lobby and/or Emergency Department
  2. Visitors must place possessions in the plastic bins provided before walking through the metal detector
  3. Purses, backpacks, briefcases, and similar items will be opened and visually inspected by the security officer
  4. If the metal detector alarm is activated, the visitor will be asked to walk-through again, or be subject to screening by a metal detector wand
  5. Visitors with assistive medical devices (e.g. pacemakers, defibrillators, wheelchairs, walkers, etc.) that may set off the alarm will be screened with a metal detector wand
  6. Once screening is complete, the visitor will proceed to main lobby front desk or Emergency Department waiting room to check-in
  7. Visitors going through screening process may decide to leave at any point during the procedure without question or detainment
  8. Visitors refusing to be screened will not be allowed to enter the facility


To maintain a safe healing environment, the hospital is a smoke free campus. Smoking inside or around the building is strictly prohibited. A designated smoking area is located on Hughes Avenue adjacent to the hospital Tower Building.

Zero Tolerance Standard

Southern California Hospitals is committed to maintaining a workplace free from threats and acts of intimidation and violence and has adopted a zero-tolerance standard. Any act of intimidation, aggressive or violence behavior, or threat of violence will not be tolerated. The hospital strictly prohibits:

  1. Possession of weapons, dangerous objects, alcohol, illegal drugs, and drugs not prescribed by the patient’s physician
  2. Visiting while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  3. Damage to hospital property
  4. All forms of aggressive and disruptive behavior, to include:
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal harassment
  • Abusive or foul language
  • Sexual language directed at others
  • Threats (verbal or physical)
  • Failure to respond to staff instructions

Failure to follow any of the guidelines stated will result in immediate removal from the hospital and/or law enforcement involvement.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help! Please call us at (310) 836-7000 and ask to speak to an admitting representative.