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Mount Sinai South Nassau Reopens to Visitors

Limited hours and social distancing regulations will be in place

Posted: Jun. 17, 2020
Mount Sinai South Nassau Reopens to Visitors

Hospital Visitation at Mount Sinai South Nassau

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

General Inpatient Visitation

  • Visitation hours are between 12 noon and 8 pm.
  • Two (2) healthy visitors are permitted per patient, per day, either separately or together.
  • Visitation is not permitted for patients suspected or confirmed to have Covid-19. This excludes pediatrics and end of life, as well as those with intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disabilities.
  • Visitors must be at least 12 years of age, unless an authorized exception is made. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All visitors must provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination status upon entry or have proof of a negative test collected within 72 hours of their visit. Your Covid-19 vaccination status is considered complete when you have received two doses of Pfizer and/or Moderna vaccine OR the single dose J&J vaccine with a booster, at least 14 days prior to your hospital visit.
  • Visitors must always remain inside the patient’s room.
  • Visitors must wear a mask while in the facility and may be required to wear additional personal protective equipment
  • Visitors must practice hand hygiene and wash or sanitize their hands when entering and exiting a patient’s room
  • Any visitor that does not adhere to visitation guidelines will be asked to leave

Behavioral Health Visitation

  • Visitation hours are between 1 - 2 pm and 7-8 pm Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday visiting is permitted between 1-3 pm and 7-8 pm, Limited to two (2) healthy adult visitors per patient per day.
  • Visitation is not permitted for patients suspected or confirmed to have Covid-19. This excludes pediatric and end of life patients as well as those with intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disabilities.
  • All visitors must provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination status upon entry or have proof of a negative test collected within 72 hours of their visit. Your Covid-19 vaccination status is considered complete when you have received two doses of Pfizer and/or Moderna vaccine OR the single dose J&J vaccine with a booster, at least 14 days prior to your hospital visit.

TCU Visitation

Visitation is available by appointment for one healthy adult visitor at a time, with a maximum of two visitors per patient per day in the TCU between the hours of 10am-5pm, under one the following conditions:

  • The visitor can show a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test 72 hours prior to visitation or
  • The visitor can show a negative PCR test within 72 hours of visitation or
  • The visitor can call and arrange to have a rapid antigen test provided by TCU upon arrival (if available)

Procedural and Outpatient Services Visitation

  • One companion is permitted to accompany a patient prior to surgery or invasive procedure during registration only. The companion must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
  • Visitors are not permitted in the following procedural areas: Radiology (X-ray, nuclear medicine, MRI, CT scan ultrasound), stress lab or echo.
  • Visitors are not permitted in recovery areas.
  • One companion is permitted to accompany a patient to an office visit, pre-surgical testing and clinic appointments. Companion must provide proof of vaccination.

Pediatrics and Maternity Visitation

Emergency Department Visitation

  • The Emergency Department will permit patients to have ONE healthy companion join them inside the treatment area.
  • All companions must show proof of full vaccination status or negative COVID test within 72 hours.
  • Companions are not permitted during registration or wait times.
  • Companions may be asked to leave the treatment area during certain circumstances determined by the Management Team.
  • Compassionate Exceptions are to be made on a case-by-case basis for situations such as end of life, developmental disabilities, altered cognitive state, or anything deemed necessary for the patient to have support with medical treatment.

Please note, the visitor policy may be adjusted to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors.

We will support connection to family and friends through virtual means such as phone, Face Time, Skype or Zoom meeting. By doing this, we aim to meet our patients and their families’ needs while ensuring a safe environment.

Thank you for your understanding in these very difficult times. Please check the visitor policy for updates prior to your visit.

All Emergency Department Patients

You must use the Emergency Department entrance at Washington Avenue (back of the hospital). There is no Emergency Department access through the main entrance of the hospital.

For more information about COVID-19, go to www.mountsinai.org/southnassau.

This release was updated May 5, 2022 to reflect current visiting policy.