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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

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

Before arriving at the hospital to visit please call (631) 548-6853 to hear any updates to the hospital visiting schedule.

  • Visitors must enter through the front lobby for screening and check in between 8:30am-7:00pm daily.
  • A hospital-issued mask must be worn by visitors at all times.
  • All visitors must sign in at the front desk when arriving.
  • 2 visitors are permitted at the bedside.
  • Checked in bedside visitor may remain at the beside until 8:00pm.
  • At this time patients on precautions for COVID-19 may have one visitor per day during visiting hours.
  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, diarrhea) upon their arrival and will conduct a temperature check prior to entering the clinical area. Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have symptoms or a temperature greater than 100° F.
  • Children must be 12 years of age and older and accompanied by an adult (special considerations can be made on a case-by-case basis).
  • We ask visitors to also encourage your loved one to wear a procedure mask during visitation.
  • Visitors must use hand sanitizer upon arrival and when entering and leaving the patient’s room.
  • Visitors must remain in the patients room throughout the visit except when directed by the hospital staff to leave for procedures (during which visitors are normally asked to leave the room).
  • 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).
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear personal masks or gloves upon entry into the facility.
  • Please be aware to social distance while in the facility.
  • Any visitor who refuses to wear a procedure mask and other required PPE will be asked to leave the facility.
  • For assistance with virtual visiting, please call (631) 548-6021 Monday-Friday.
  • OB/Maternity: Please know in addition to the designated support persons, two visitors per day may visit during visitng hours.
Guidelines are subject to change. Any visitor who does not abide by these guidelines will be asked to leave the facility.

 

Para leer nuestras Directrices de visita en español, haga clic aquí.


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.
  • Only one visitor at a time will be permitted.
  • Visitation can be terminated at any time and is at the discretion of the Emergency Department Care Team.
  • All visitors must be over 18 years of age and be pre-identified by the patient.
  • All visitors must present ID when entering our facility.
  • A hospital-issued mask and visitor badge must be worn at all times.
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear personal gloves upon entry into the facility.
  • Visitors must undergo mandatory screening upon entering the facility; this will include temperature check. No visitor may enter if they have a fever, cough, or any respiratory symptoms.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when directed by hospital staff.
  • Visitors must wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer, upon arrival and when leaving the patient’s room or public restrooms and maintain 6 feet of separation from other patients and visitors.
  • Visitors are not permitted access to hospital pantries or cafeteria — please ask staff for assistance.
  • Visitors may be required to wear additional personal protective equipment (PPE) at the staff’s direction in certain circumstances.
  • Please be aware we may ask you to temporarily step outside due to patient care needs.

Emergency department team can provide printed information on inpatient visiting hours and guidelines for patients being admitted to the hospital.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The Emergency Department Front Desk number is (631) 548-6200.


Visitation for Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Effective January 14, 2022, all visitors must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result one day prior to visitation for antigen tests (rapid tests) and two days prior to visitation for PCR tests.
  • Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing does not conduct testing of visitors.  Visitors will be provided self-test kits that are received by the NYSDOH upon entry to the facility.  These kits will be provided as supplies last.  Visitors will be instructed to administer the test outside of the facility and return with the results.  Rapid tests and PCR test results are acceptable for entry.  If a rapid test is used, the visitor must present the actual test to the security guard with the date written on the test. Photographs of rapid test results are not accepted.  Once validated by the security guard, the test must be discarded in the receptacle at the desk.  Paper PCR test results with the date of the test do not have to be discarded.  If a test result is positive or if a visitor does not produce a negative COVID test result within the required timeframe of the visit, then they will be denied entry.

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.