• 530.541.3420 | 2170 South Avenue, S. Lake Tahoe, CA

The safety of our patients and staff continue to be our top priority and we have implemented safety precautions including:

  • requiring surgical face masks in all Barton facilities (surgical are masks available, if needed)
  • requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the past 72 hours for visitors to inpatient areas within Barton Memorial Hospital per California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regulations
  • increase virtual visits, when medically appropriate
  • limiting visitation at office appointments and within Barton Memorial Hospital
  • screening patients and visitors
  • updated common areas for social distancing
  • heightened disinfecting practices
  • limiting some appointments to virtual visits

Visiting Barton Memorial Hospital

Barton Memorial Hospital is accessible through the main entrance from Monday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. After hours and Sunday access is via the Emergency Department entrance, located at the rear of the hospital.

  • All visitors are required to wear a surgical face mask and will be screened for symptoms of respiratory illness prior to entry.
  • Hospital visitors are required by the CDPH to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours prior to their visit.
    • Acceptable proof of vaccination includes:
      1. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO Yellow Card) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered); OR
      2. a photo of a Vaccination Record Card as a separate document; OR
      3. a photo of the client's Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic device, OR
      4. documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider.
    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors must show documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test taken no more than 72 hours before each visit. Test results must be available at the time of entry to the facility.

      Visitors are responsible for their test; Barton will not have tests available for visitation purposes. Visitors may use any PCR or antigen test with either Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Locally, a free PCR test is available by scheduling an appointment online through LHI.CARE, a same-day test is available for purchase via Test Well, or CVS pharmacies sell rapid antigen tests (limited inventory, please call to confirm).

Additional Barton Memorial Hospital visitation limitations include:

  • Emergency Department: no visitors allowed, with the exception for dependent patients.
  • Adult patients may have one designated visitor (visitor must be over 18 years old).
  • Pediatric patients may have up to two designated adults present at the same time.
  • Family Birthing Center: visitation is limited to one designated support person, in addition to a doula.
  • Staff will offer other means of communicating with family and loved ones including video conferencing and telephone calls.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility: please contact the Skilled Nursing Facility for their visitation policy.
  • Special accommodations may be made for patients in critical care facing end-of-life circumstances. Please speak to the attending physician.