Filming and Protocols


Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended media visits and filmings at all Keck Medicine of USC locations. Thank you in advance for your understanding, and please contact a member of our media relations team with interview inquiries.  

For COVID-19 news and updates, please click here.  

To access our Keck Medicine b-roll click here. 


Stories involving patients

Stories involving Keck Medicine patients require advanced HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) consent and clearance from the media relations team before entering patient care areas. 



Entering patient care areas

As a specialty hospital, we care for critically ill patients and may require documentation prior to entering clinical areas. Requirements may include the following:  

  • Government issued ID 

  • Proof of negative TB test from within 12 months 

  • Proof of flu (during flu season), MMR, varicella and DPT vaccinations

  • Additional requirements may apply  

Entering operating rooms

Given the sterile environment required to perform surgeries, special approval must be secured to film in an operating room at any Keck Medicine facility. In addition to the above requirements, the following additional documentation is required: 

  • Completion of online HIPAA training  

  • Additional requirements may apply

Other requirements

Depending on the nature of the filming request, additional documentation may be required prior to filming. These may include the following:  

  • Signed USC production agreement 

  • Proof of general liability insurance ($1M per incident of $2M annual aggregate) 

  • Filming permit from Film LA

Click here to contact Keck School of Medicine of USC media relations.