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Patient Information -
Services & Amenities
Your family and friends are welcome guests; however,
please limit visitors to no more than two at one time. Our
general visiting hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., every
day. Visitation times for ICU are subject to the discretion of
the patient's registered nurse and nursing supervisor. In
consideration for our other patients, please have your
guests follow these visitor guidelines.
Please do not visit if you have a cold or symptoms of illness.
Masks are available at the entrances for your convenience to
wear when you are unsure and want to protect our patients.
Please use hand sanitizer frequently while visiting.
Visitation by children is subject to the discretion of the
patient's registered nurse and nursing supervisor. Children
in waiting areas must be attended by an adult at all times.
Children with runny nose and cough should not visit.
Masks may be used if the child will keep the mask on.
Your friends and family may call your room from 7:00 a.m.
to 9:00 p.m. The number is 805/646-1401. Ask your nurse for
the extension number for your room and bed. Telephones are
next to your bed. To place a local call, dial 9 and the number.
Each patient room is equipped with a color television.
Ojai Valley Community Hospital became a smoke-free
campus on January 1, 2013. Smoking is not permitted
anywhere on campus, including sidewalks, parking
structures and inside vehicles whether parked or driving
through campus. This is part of ongoing efforts to ensure a
healthy environment for our patients, visitors and employees.
Patients who smoke should discuss how to manage withdrawal
symptoms and/or quit smoking with their physician.
Family members and visitors who would like to quit
smoking will find resources at www.cmhshealth.org.
Your doctor will order the best diet suited to meet your
specific needs. Since the right foods are important to your
recovery, menu items and quantities may need to be adjusted
to accommodate the diet your physician prescribes. Also
certain tests or medical procedures may require your meals
to be delayed or cancelled.
If you would like a visitor to have a meal in your room,
a guest tray may be purchased at the Reception Desk
Admitting department. Present the receipt to the unit
secretary or nurse on your floor by 8:00 a.m. for breakfast,
10:00 a.m. for lunch and by 3:00 p.m. for dinner. Visitors
are welcome to purchase meals in our cafeteria, open from
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Auxiliary Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Flowers, Mail, Newspapers
Mail and flowers will be delivered to your room. Please note
that flowers and plants are not permitted inside the ICU.
Newspapers are available at a newsstand outside the front
street entrance. You may call the Auxiliary desk at ext. 2224
if you would like a paper purchased for you.
Lost and Found
The Auxiliary maintains a "Lost and Found" for patients'
belongings which may have been misplaced.
Ojai Valley Community Hospital is nonsectarian and
welcomes the clergy of all faiths. Clergy representing most
denominations make regular visits to the hospital.
No Legal Services Available
The hospital does not provide a notary service, and employees
may not witness the preparation of legal documents other
than hospital consent forms. If you are in need of this service,
please make arrangements through friends or family.
Please let us know of any special needs or wishes you may
have, so that we can assist you. If you have any questions or
problems, please ask to speak with the Charge Nurse for your
unit. If your Charge RN is not available, there is a Nursing
Supervisor on duty at all times.