Newborn babies who need intensive medical attention are often admitted into a special area of the hospital called the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU is covered by UCLA board certified Neonatologists who provide expert in‑house medical care 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The NICU combines advanced technology and highly trained healthcare professionals to provide specialized care for the tiniest patients.
We offer the area’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics departments. For over 30 years, Antelope Valley Hospital’s NICU has created thousands of positive outcomes for babies that required immediate care after birth.
Please be advised that NICU has different visiting rules from the rest of the hospital to protect our tiny patients. Rules will be discussed upon admission to the unit.
Parents and guardians of infants in the NICU are encouraged to visit daily except during shift changes, which take place from 6:30 ‑ 8 a.m. and 6:30 ‑ 8 p.m. Only two visitors are allowed at the patient’s bedside at a time due to space limitations.
Visitors may include the parents or primary guardians and up to four other designated visitors. The patient’s healthy siblings may visit during Family Bonding Time from 12 ‑ 6 p.m. daily provided their immunizations are up‑to‑date and they have no signs of illness.
For more information about the NICU visitation policies, click here.