Information About Coronavirus

In response to COVID-19, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital continues to adapt its polices and procedures with the goal of keeping patients, families and staff safe.

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Visitor Policy Update - November 11, 2020

At Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital, our priority is the health and safety of our patients and their families. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have revised our visitor policies for all of our locations in order to keep our patients, families and staff safe. While we understand the important role that family members and visitors play in a patient’s healing process, our goal is to keep a safe environment for all. Visitors will be screened and sick visitors will be asked to leave. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time. 

Hospital Visitors:

Adult Patients

  • No visitors allowed at this time.

Emergency Department

  • No visitors allowed at this time.
  • For patients requiring assistance, one visitor may be permitted.
  • Only one visitor per pediatric patient is allowed in the ED. Parent or caregiver only.

2 South (Psychiatry)

  • No visitors allowed at this time.

Outpatient/Ambulatory Surgery:

  • No visitors allowed at this time. 
  • Exceptions will be made for pediatric patients and others requiring an aide or additional assistance.


Actualización de la política de visitantes - 11 de noviembre de 2020

En Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital nuestra prioridad es la salud y la seguridad de nuestros pacientes y sus familias. Por motivos relacionados con el virus Corona (COVID-19), hemos revisados nuestras normas en todos los centros y edificios para mantener a nuestros pacientes, familias y empleados seguros. Mientras que sabemos la importancia que tiene los familiares y los visitants en el proceso de curación de los pacientes, nuestro objetivo es mantener un etono seguro para todos. Examinaremos a los visitantes y los visitantes enfermos tendrán que irse. Agradecemos su ayuda comprensión en estos momentos. 

Visitantes Del Hospital:

Pacientes Adultos

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.

Departamento de Emergencia

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.
  • Para los pacientes que necesiten asistencia, solo se permite un visitante.
  • Solo se permite un visitante en la zona de pacientes de pediatría de Emergencias. Solo un padre o cuidador del paciente pediátrico.

2 South (Psiquiatría)

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.

Externos/Cirugia Ambulatoria:

  • No se permiten visitantes en este momento.
  • Se harán excepciones con los pacientes pediátricos y otros que necesiten ayuda o asistencia adicional.

Visitor Policy Update - July 8, 2020

Visitation at Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is limited at this time. SBELIH will adhere to the below visitation plan as accepted by the New York State Department of Health... Read more


Visitor Policy Update - June 23, 2020

The New York State Department of Health provided Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital with updated guidelines for expanding patient visitation with protocols for specific safety measures, health screenings and time limited visits. We are currently reviewing these guidelines and actively working to establish new visiting hours and a safe process of visitation for our patients and their families while continuing to maintain a safe environment for all. As always, the health and safety of our staff, patients and visitors is our number one priority. Visitors and loved ones play an imperative role in our patients’ healing and recovery, and we look forward to welcoming them back.


Coronavirus Update - June 9, 2020

As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus, infection prevention and control recommendations will continue to evolve. Even though the number of cases in our region has decreased and we are returning to some pre-pandemic activities, we need to remain vigilant to protect ourselves and each other... Read more


Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

From the Desk of Paul J. Connor III, Chief Administrative Officer

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) has served the North Fork and Shelter Island for over 115 years, and we remain committed to your health and safety, now more than ever... Read more


Coronavirus Update – May 8, 2020

Patients are recovering and being discharged, and we applaud the extraordinary work being done by all of our courageous staff. Although there is still much work to be done, we are slowly but surely making our way down the other side of the COVID-19 curve... Read more


Coronavirus Update – April 22, 2020

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital continues to work in conjunction with Stony Brook Medicine and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) coronavirus guidelines. As always, the health and safety of both our patients and staff remains our top priority... Read more


Coronavirus Update – April 10, 2020

In conjunction with New York State’s Bed Surge Capacity Expansion, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital has identified and repurposed space within the hospital to accommodate the following... Read more


Coronavirus Update - March 28, 2020

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) is actively identifying and repurposing space within the hospital to safely care for patients suspected of having (PUI) and confirmed with coronavirus. The hospital has implemented the following series of operational changes to support the anticipated increase in COVID-19 patients... Read More


Coronavirus Update - March 23, 2020

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Now Accepting Personal Protective Equipment Donations

In order to stay ahead of the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the current COVID-19 outbreak, Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital is hosting a donation drive, accepting donations that are boxed in-person and via mail... Read more


Coronavirus Update - March 21, 2020

From the Desk of Paul J. Connor III, Chief Administrative Officer

I want to say that I am very proud to be working with the dedicated Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (SBELIH) staff, our local emergency services and the community leaders of Southold Town. They are working in great partnership with this hospital and it’s very much appreciated. But as you know, we are in unprecedented territory as our nation deals with a global pandemic, so I would like to brief the community on the actions we are taking at SBELIH to address the situation... Read more


Coronavirus Update - March 20, 2020

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Update

In response to the spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Stony Brook Eastern Long Island  Hospital clinical specialists are well prepared for and actively treating COVID-19 patients, following CDC and New York State Department of Health guidelines including recommended isolation and infection control procedures... Read more