Revised Visitor Policy

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.  
 
Visitation Plan:

  • One visitor per patient per day over the age of 18 is permitted. For visitors to any behavioral health unit, patient will identify a visitor and a release will be obtained prior to visit.  
  • All visitation may be further restricted by any of the following: clinical condition/status at the time of visit, high risk of transmission to others, guidelines issued by a regulatory agency or assessment from medical team.
  • General Visits for the Medical/Surgical unit and ICU/CCU (2 North and ICU) are reserved for up to 3 hours each day from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Visitor for 2 North and ICU patients must remain in the patient room at all times. 
  • Emergency Department for patients requiring assistance, one visitor may be permitted.  Only one visitor per pediatric patient is allowed in ED; Parent or caregiver only.
  • Psychiatry unit visits will be scheduled prior to visit and reserved for one hour each day from 2:00pm-3:00pm.  Visitor for psychiatry patients must remain in the designated visitation area at all times. 
  • Addiction Rehab unit (Quannacut Rehab) visits will be scheduled prior to visit and reserved for Saturday and Sundays from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Visitor for Quannacut must remain in the designated visitation area at all times.
  • Upon entry to the building, all visitors will undergo symptom and temperature checks. Visitors will be required to present a photo ID, and provide the following details regarding their visit: name of visitor, contact information, date of visit and name of patient. Written information of potential risks and benefits of a visit as well as appropriate PPE and hand hygiene will be provided to all visitors. Any patient or visitor that enters the hospital will be required to wear a snug fitting face covering/mask that fully covers their nose and mouth while in the facility or will be declined visitation. 

Actualización de la política de visitantes - 8 de julio de 2020

Las visitas al Hospital Stony Brook Eastern Long Island están limitadas en este momento.  SBELIH se adhiere al siguiente plan de visitas aprobado por el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York. 

Plan de visitas:

  • Se permite un visitante por día por paciente mayor de 18 años. Para los visitantes a las unidad de salud de comportamiento, el paciente determinará el nombre del un visitante y se obtendrá una autorización previa a la visita. 
  • Todas las visitas pueden estar restringidas por cualquiera de los siguientes factores: condición/estado clínico en el momento de la visita, alto riesgo de transmisión a otros, recomendaciones emitidas por una agencia reguladora o evaluación del equipo médico.
  • Las visitas generales a la unidad médica/quirúrgica y a la UCI/CCU (2 Norte y UCI) serán reservadas por un máximo de 3 horas por día de 2:00pm a 5:00pm. Las visitas para los pacientes de la 2 Norte y de la UCI deben permanecer en la habitación del paciente en todo momento.
  • En el Departamento de Emergencia para los pacientes que requieran asistencia, se puede permitir una visita.  Sólo se permite una visita por cada paciente pediátrico en la sala de emergencias; sólo los padres o el guardián.
  • Las visitas a la unidad de psiquiatría deben ser planeadas antes de la visita y serán reservadas y de una hora por día de 2:00pm a 3:00pm.  Los visitantes de los pacientes de psiquiatría deben permanecer en el área de visitas designada en todo momento.
  • Las visitas a la unidad de rehabilitación de adicciones (Quannacut Rehab) deben ser planeadas antes de la visita y se reservarán para los sábados y domingos de 1:00pm a 4:00pm. El visitante de Quannacut debe permanecer en el área de visitas designada en todo momento.
  • Al entrar al edificio, todos los visitantes se someterán a controles de síntomas y temperatura. Los visitantes deberán presentar un documento de identificación con foto y proporcionar los siguientes detalles sobre su visita: nombre del visitante, información de contacto, fecha de la visita y nombre del paciente. Se proporcionará a todos los visitantes información escrita sobre los posibles riesgos y beneficios de una visita, así como el equipo de protección personal (PPE) adecuado y la higiene de manos. Todo paciente o visitante que ingrese al hospital deberá llevar una máscara/cubrimiento facial ajustado que cubra completamente su nariz y boca mientras esté en el establecimiento o se le negará la visita.

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.


Revised Visitor Policy

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:

New York State has declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

NYS DOH Health Advisory: COVID-19 Guidance for Hospital Operators Regarding Visitation

As of March 13, for the health and safety of our community, patients and families, we are no longer allowing visitation until further notice. We understand this is a challenging situation and appreciate your understanding.

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.