Please follow our visitation guidelines for the safety of our patients, visitors and team members.
Visitors must call (631) 548-6853 before arriving at the hospital to hear any updates to the hospital visiting schedule. Please know the community positivity rate guides our visitation schedule.
All visitors are required to provide physical proof of a COVID -19 vaccination or a negative PCR or antigen test within 72 hours before entering the hospital.
Screening for daily visitation is from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Patients are only allowed two visitors per day with only one visitor at the bedside at one time.
Visitors must undergo symptom checks upon entering the facility.
A hospital-issued mask must be worn by visitors at all times. We ask visitors to also encourage your loved one to wear a surgical mask during visitation.
Visitors must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for isolation rooms as recommended by the department and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
All visitors must sign in at the front desk when arriving.
No one under 18 years of age will be permitted to visit.
All visitors will be screened for symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, or diarrhea) and conduct a temperature check prior to entering the clinical area and every twelve hours thereafter for the remainder of their presence at the bedside. Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have symptoms or a temperature greater than 100° F.
Any visitor with known exposure to COVID-19 during the past 14 days will not be permitted to visit regardless of their vaccination history or a history of COVID-19 in the past 90 days.
At this time, there is no visitation for patients positive with COVID-19. To arrange for a virtual visit, please call 631-548-6239.
Visitors must use hand sanitizer upon arrival and when leaving the patient’s room.
Visitors should avoid physical contact with patient.
Visitors are not permitted to wear personal gloves upon entry into the facility.
Visitors are not permitted access to hospital pantries and cafeteria—please ask staff for assistance.
OB/Maternity: The patient can designate two visitors during their stay and should speak with their OB/Maternity team.
Visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when directed by hospital staff to leave for procedures (during which visitors are normally asked to leave the room).
Visitors are not allowed to use patient bathrooms. Please use the bathrooms in the front lobby before and after your visit.
Social distancing must be followed at all times in all areas of the hospital.
Let’s work together to help prevent the spread of infection to our patients, team members and visitors.
5 steps to washing your hands the right way
Wet your hands with clean, running water and use soap.
Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice).
Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands using a clean paper towel.
How to use hand sanitizer
Apply the product to the palm of one hand.
Rub your hands together.
Rub the product over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry—this should take around 20 seconds.
Anyone who visits a patient with an isolation sign on the door should stop at the nursing station before entering the patient’s room. Isolation precautions create barriers that help prevent the spread of germs in the hospital. They are needed to protect you and the patient you are visiting. The precautions are also needed to protect other patients in the hospital.
When a patient is in isolation:
Visitors may need to wear PPE (gloves, gown, mask).
Visitors should limit contact with patient.
Visitors may not be allowed into a patient’s room at all.
Visitors who are ill will not be permitted to enter the hospital (no exceptions).
We encourage visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual visual means such as Skype or FaceTime.