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Hospital information

MLKCH Visitor Policy Update:
 Revised 2/21/22


Effective Monday, February 21, MLKCH will allow one visitor per patient during visiting hours (8AM-8PM) in accordance with CDPH requirements:

#1. All visitors must show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test (taken within one day of visitation for antigen test, and within two days of visitation for PCR tests).

Exceptions may include:

  • If someone is visiting a patient in critical condition and death may be imminent.
  • If someone is a parent/guardian of child seeking emergency care.
  • If someone is supporting a labor and delivery patient or baby bonding.
  • If someone is a support person for a patient with a disability seeking emergency care.
  • If someone is supporting a patient during outpatient services.
  • On duty fire, police, or ambulance workers.

#2. Face coverings and Physical distancing

  • All visitors will need to be wearing an appropriate mask of (N95, KF94, KN95, or surgical masks) at all times.
  • Visitors must keep a physical distance from other patients/residents/visitors that are not part of their group.


We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Who can use this hospital? You can!

It doesn’t matter if you have health insurance, what language you speak, where you are from, or if you can pay for our services. Our primary goal is to make every resident of South Los Angeles as healthy as they can be.

We're committed to creating an excellent patient care experience for you and your family. We’re proud to provide our community with highly skilled healthcare in a beautiful new hospital. When you need us, we’ve got you covered.

Our patient-first philosophy

In our hospital, we take a patient-focused approach to healthcare, which means that our patients—you—are at the center of every decision we make. When you become our patient, you and your family become the most important members of the healthcare team. We expect—and encourage you—to be actively involved in making decisions about your own care.

Understand your patient rights & responsibilities


As an important part of ensuring you have the right care, we may need to transfer you to another hospital.

We take care to arrange transfers in the safest, fastest way possible.

Read more about transfers in the FAQ above.

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Patient forms & notices

Find important information related to your privacy, our non-discrimination policy, and giving other people permission to see your health records.

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) notice of privacy practices

Patient rights & responsibilities

Non-discrimination policy

Notice of charity care & fair pricing

Medical records release form

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Our mission

To provide compassionate, collaborative, quality care and improve the health of our community


Our vision

To be a leading model of innovative, collaborative community healthcare


Our values

Caring, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence