Patient and Visitor Screening Policy

City of Hope is taking necessary precautions to protect the health of our patients, caregivers, staff and visitors. During the screening process, we will ask you some basic questions about any symptoms. Patients with a fever, cough or shortness of breath, or whose responses to screening questions indicate an elevated level of risk for COVID-19 exposure or infection, will be brought to a designated area for further evaluation.
At our City of Hope Duarte campus, any person who has been approved by City of Hope to visit a hospitalized patient or accompany a patient to their outpatient appointment must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the prior 72 hours of each visit. Learn more on our Visitor Policy page.
It is recommended that you arrive at City of Hope at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to ensure you have sufficient time to proceed through the line for screening. Proper social distancing protocols will be in place while you wait. You only have to be screened once per day. Once you have been screened and cleared, you will receive a wristband that allows you to enter and exit the building for the duration of that day without additional screenings. You will have to be rescreened each day.
The primary screening area is at the entrance of City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital. This screening area will be open 24/7 and should be used by most patients. If you are visiting the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center or the Outpatient Imaging Center, screening is available on-site. Please note these screening areas are available only to patients with appointments in those buildings.

We will continue to screen as long as we deem it necessary to ensure the safety of our patients, guests and staff. We will do our best to communicate any changes and updates to you. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.