COVID-19 Visitor Policy for Outpatient Clinic Visits | UC Davis Health

Caregiver policy for outpatient clinic visits

Updated July 21, 2023

To help limit the potential spread of infectious diseases in our outpatient clinics, please see our policies for patients and their guests:

  • Patients should have only two essential caregivers or loved ones with them during an appointment.
    • Note: There may be some exceptions, such as in limited pediatric situations or when another person is needed as part of the patient’s care team.
  • Patients and essential caregivers are no longer required to wear face masks during their clinic appointment and in waiting areas. However, masks will remain available to patients, visitors, and employees who want to wear them.
    • If a patient is coughing or sneezing, we will ask that person to wear a face mask while waiting and during their visit.
    • If a patient requests for health care providers or care team members to wear masks, they will do so.
  • If the caregiver or loved one who is with the patient has signs of illness (such as runny nose, sneezing, fever, chills, coughing, etc.), that person should wait for the patient at home or in a vehicle outside the clinic.
  • If a patient has any symptoms of illness (such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, fever or recent fever, headache or muscle aches, etc.), they should tell the front desk or care team. This will allow the care team to take appropriate precautions to avoid the spread of infection.

Thank you for helping us avoid the spread of infectious diseases in our community.

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