Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Pacific Grove Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Pacific Grove Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Riverside Local Mental Health and Addiction News

Benefits of AA Meetings

Overcoming an addiction to alcohol is no small feat, and one’s ability to do so should be celebrated and encouraged. Yet, battling the compulsion to consume alcohol after one has developed an addiction to it can be an ongoing struggle. Whether a person has engaged in treatment to put an end to his or her alcohol use or has been able to end the behavior on his or her own, receiving ongoing support is crucial to remaining sober.

For this reason, individuals who are struggling with an alcohol addiction can benefit immensely from participating in 12-Step meetings through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). These meetings offer countless advantages for those who choose to join them. In addition to developing connections with others who have faced similar struggles, AA meetings can assist individuals in learning new ways of staying strong in their commitment to sobriety.

These meetings do not cost anything, and those who attend have the option of sharing their own thoughts and stories, or of simply listening to the experiences of others without speaking. The environment of these meetings is meant to be encouraging; a place free from judgment. An AA meeting is a space where individuals can gather and come to understand that they are not alone in the struggles they are facing.

Finding Support in Riverside

If you are in need of ongoing support and encouragement throughout your recovery journey, there are multiple groups that you can attend that are held at various times and locations in order to accommodate any schedule.

If you live in Riverside, California, or within any of its surrounding communities, AA meetings are held at the following locations and times:

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My son was admitted here and through the care, compassion & medical treatment he has been clean & sober. Because of this facility, he is alive and very happy. We are all grateful that he went to Pacific Grove Hospital.

– Cindy A.
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