Eisenhower Health says it continues to prioritize the safety of  patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic and will require visitors to show proof of vaccination.

RANCHO MIRAGE — Effective today, Wednesday, Aug. 11, Eisenhower will institute a new visitor policy in keeping with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requirements. Effective immediately, visitors at the hospital will be required to show proof of completed vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of coming to the hospital) for those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Visitors (adults and children) will be asked for official documentation upon arrival at the hospital lobby or in the emergency department. Exceptions may be made for those visiting patients at end of life.

Eisenhower Health continues to require masks throughout the duration of a visit, including in exam rooms and patient rooms. Per CDPH requirements, visitors may only visit the patient in their room and cannot spend time in common areas, including the cafeteria.


For fully vaccinated visitors:

In order to enter Eisenhower Health’s hospital in Rancho Mirage, a visitor needs to bring their vaccine verification with them, using one of the state-approved modes listed on the health center’s updated visiting hours and policies page.

For unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors:

If your visitor is unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, they will need to have a COVID-19 test where the specimen collection occurred within 72 hours of visiting our facility. The test must be performed with an FDA-authorized test, or a CLIA certified lab.

At this time, Eisenhower Health is still limiting the number of visitors to two. The medical center asks visitors to allow extra time to complete the verification process.





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