Visitation policies & procedures

At Peconic Bay Medical Center, we welcome all visitors. We are glad when our patients receive visitors and want to make these visits as comfortable as possible for both the visitor and the patient. Here are some guidelines that will make visits helpful to family members or friends:

  • Visitors are welcome at any time during the patient’s stay 
  • Visitors are also welcome to stay with a family member or friend when they are in the hospital’s Emergency Department, or are here for outpatient services or Ambulatory Surgery 
  • Patients can choose who can and cannot visit them while they are in our healthcare facility without regard to legal relationship, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Limits on visiting must be reasonable and based on the patient’s medical condition, and will be explained to the patient and to you.

Reasons for restricting visitors may include, but are not limited to:

  • The patient requests restrictions or limitations
  • There are safety concerns, such as risk of infection
  • Visiting interferes with the care of other patients, including the need for their rest and/or privacy
  • An existing court order that restricts contact
  • Visitors are disruptive, threatening or violent
  • The patient is in a substance abuse/mental health treatment program that requires limited visiting

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Patient Condition Information

We ask that family members and friends refrain from calling the Patient Care Units for patient information. By law, Medical Center staff members are not permitted to reveal information about a patient's condition over the telephone.

Please review our Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Notice.