Visitors Guide

Visitors Guide

(click on the links to download a printable visitors guide: English Spanish)


Visits from loved ones can be comforting when you are hospitalized. For this reason, Centinela Hospital Medical Center staff members make every effort to provide an environment conducive to the needs of both patients and visitors.

General Visiting Hours

  • 9:00 am – 9:00 pm every day
    No more than (3) three visitors are allowed per patient at a time. Children under 16 are not allowed in the hospital with the exception of Sundays from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. This does NOT include maternity.

Critical Care Unit

  • Two visitors may visit 10-15 minutes every two hours.

Father’s Waiting Room

  • A maximum of three visitors per patient is allowed.

Labor Room

  • One person only (usually expectant father or close relative) may remain continuously in the Labor room and may visit and exit at any time. Anyone under age 16 must be approved by Charge Nurse.

Delivery Room

  • Fathers or significant other may be present if they have completed a childbirth preparation course.


  • General visiting hours are from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Sibling visiting hours are from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Father may visit any time. Anyone under age 16 must be approved by Charge Nurse.


  • Baby viewing is from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


Patients and visitors may park in the main parking lot across from the hospital on Hardy Street. There is also valet parking immediately in front of the main hospital entrance.


Centinela Hospital offers numerous dining choices. Our hospital cafeteria is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. The cafeteria is located on the second floor of the hospital. Cafeteria Hours Monday through Friday are:

  • Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The hospital also offers a sit down coffee shop located on the first floor next to the Admitting Office. Coffee Shop hours Monday through Friday are:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There are also numerous vending machines located by the cafeteria, the Emergency Department and other locations throughout the hospital.


An ATM machine is located by the second floor cafeteria.


The hospital gift shop is located in the main lobby across from the information desk. A wide assortment of snacks, gifts, cards and sundry items are available for purchase. The gift shop hours are:

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Visitors may request an escort to their vehicle by hospital security personnel. To arrange for an escort simply visit the security desk in the main lobby of the hospital or call ext 7300 on any hospital telephone.