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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. Please know community positivity rates and hospital capacity guides our visitation schedule.

All visitors are required to provide physical proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before entering the hospital (home testing is not accepted).

  • Visitors must enter through the front lobby for screening and check in between 10:30am to 5pm daily.
  • For general visitation, once a visitor is screened and checked in, they can remain at the bedside until 8pm.
  • All visitors must sign in at the front desk when arriving.
  • Patients are allowed up to two visitors per day.
  • Patients are allowed up to two persons at a time at the bedside.
  • At this time there is no general visitation for patients on precautions for COVID-19. Please speak with the unit care team regarding clinical exceptions. For assistance with virtual visiting please call (631)548-6239.
  • 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 and every 12 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.
  • 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 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 may be provided with or asked to wear additional appropriate PPE, depending on the patient diagnoses as per facility guidelines.
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear personal masks or gloves upon entry into the facility.
  • Social distancing must be followed at all times in all areas of the hospital.
  • Any visitor who refuses to wear a procedure mask and other required PPE will be asked to leave 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.

Please reference updated international and domestic travel guidelines for visiting at the hospital.

Consulte las pautas de viaje nacionales e internacionales actualizadas para visitar el hospital.

Please note: Guidelines are subject to change. Any visitor who does not abide by these guidelines will be asked to leave the facility.

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.

Guidance for safe visitation

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.
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).​​​​​​​​​​​
  • 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.