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Based on current COVID-19 positivity rates, visitation is allowed until further notice.
Call (631) 548-6853 or click here for more information.

Revised Visitor Policy

MASKS NO LONGER REQUIRED UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES.* As of March 21, 2023, masking is now optional for routine visitation at Peconic Bay Medical Center. Screening continues to be required at this time. Masks will still be available for all who wish to use them. We encourage the use of hand sanitizing to reduce the spread of infection.

* Masking still required when:

  • Patient has a suspected or confirmed viral respiratory infection.
  • Patient is undergoing intensive immunosuppressive therapy
  • Patient received a solid organ, stem cell transplant, or had graft-versus-host disease within past six months or at discretion of managing physician.
  • Patient received intensive chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within 3 months.
  • Patient or their family member asked you to wear a mask in their patient room

Northwell Health—in alignment with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)—has taken precautions to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into our hospitals and maintain the health and safety of patients, staff and community.

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Check for COVID-19 Symptoms Before Your Visit

To protect the health of our patients and health care personnel, please do not visit if you answer “yes” to any of the following:

Do you have:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Within the last 10 days:

  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you been in contact with any person confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19?

We appreciate your help in making this a safe place for all.

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Quiet hours

Rest is an essential part of healing. Quiet hours are from 9pm to 7am. We ask all staff, patients and visitors to help maintain a restful, healing environment for our patients. During this time, please lower your voices, limit visitors at the bedside and place cell phones on vibrate.

Visitation for PBMC Emergency Department

Please follow our visitation guidelines for the safety of our patients, visitors and team members:

  • Visitors for Emergency Department patients must enter through the Emergency Department entrance.
  • All visitors must present ID when entering our facility.
  • Visitors will undergo screening upon entering the facility.

If you have any questions regarding a loved one in the Emergency Department, please call the Emergency Department Front Desk number at (631) 548-6200.

Guidance for safe visitation

Let’s work together to help prevent the spread of infection to our patients, team members and visitors. Please perform hand hygiene when entering and exiting the patient room. Infection prevention is in everyone’s hands.

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.
Isolation precautions

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).​​​​
  • PPE should be applied prior to entering the patient’s room and be removed and discarded prior to exiting the patients room and placed in the room garbage.
  • 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.