Visiting Hours

Visiting Policy Change During Flu Season- As of Friday, November 13, 2009

We understand that visits by family and friends are important to the healing process of our patients.

For the health and welfare of our patients and visitors during flu season, we are not allowing visits by anyone under age 18 to our hospital.

This infection control practice, as recommended by the New York City Department of Health, is in place to safeguard patients in our care and visitors.

Family members or visitors with a special visit request are encouraged to speak to the nursing manager.

General Visiting Hours

10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

Adult Emergency room

One visitor at a time is allowed to stay with a patient, 24 hours a day.

Pediatric Emergency room

Both parents and siblings are permitted to stay with a patient, 24 hours a day.

Children’s Unit

Parents are permitted to visit or stay with their children 24 hours a day. All other visitors: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Intensive Care Units

Same as general visiting hours. However, depending on a patient’s condition or treatment, hospital staff may recommend different visiting times.

Hospice Patients

Visitors are allowed 24 hours a day. Please make special arrangements with the staff at the main lobby information desk (or call 718-670-1111) for visitors arriving after 8:30 p.m. Visitors under age 18 are permitted to visit.


A woman may choose only two visitors who may visit any time while she is in the Labor and Delivery Unit. If the patient has a Cesarean delivery and medical circumstances permit, one visitor may join the patient in the operating room and may visit the patient in the recovery room after the Cesarean delivery. The two visitors will be given an identification wristband to make their identity known to hospital staff. Other family and friends must wait to visit until the patient arrives on the Mother and Baby Unit (see hours below).

New Mothers and Babies

General visiting hours: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. A maximum of four people are allowed to visit at the bedside at one time (including the significant other).  The significant other (person given an identification wristband, accompanying the mother) may visit from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For the comfort of all our patients, we can not permit an overnight stay.

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