Information About Coronavirus

COVID Vaccine Hotline: (631) 638-1320
COVID-19 Vaccine Program

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page for important facts to help you understand and navigate the process when you are eligible to receive a vaccine.

Vaccinations are now available for children ages 5 to 11.

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion

For questions about COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusions and to schedule an appointment, please call (631) 216-2767 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm, or send an email to:

Revised Visitor Policy

Effective November 1, 2021

General Visitation to Stony Brook University Hospital
Safety for our patients, their loved ones and our staff is our top priority. Based on guidelines from the New York State Department of Health, we are allowing in-person visitation to our inpatient units. However, only two visitors can visit each day per patient between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm. These two visitors cannot rotate with other visitors throughout the day. In addition, patients who have tested positive for COVID are not permitted to have visitors.

Beginning November 1, all visitors to Stony Brook University Hospital must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the visit. Results from a self-administered COVID-19 test or positive antibody test will not be accepted.

Exceptions will be made for the support person of patients in Labor & Delivery and visitors of patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities; patients with cognitive impairments, including dementia; patients in imminent end-of-life situations
 or who need compassionate care; pediatric patients.

Visitors for patients in Psychiatry are permitted as follows:

  • Inpatient Adult Psychiatry: Two visitors per patient are allowed from 2 to 3 pm.
  • Inpatient Child Psychiatry: One visitor at a time and up to two visitors per day per patient are allowed from noon to 1 pm and 5 to 6 pm.
  • Psychiatric Emergency Department: After the healthcare team completes a clinical assessment, supervised visitation for children and virtual visitation for adults will be allowed.

Surgical/Procedural Areas
One visitor may accompany a patient.

Emergency Department
At this time, we are not allowing visitors in the ED. Exceptions will be made for visitation in the ED with pediatric patients, patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia. For these exceptions, one visitor per patient will be allowed at the bedside.

Support persons are still allowed at a patient’s bedside for:

  • Patients in Labor & Delivery
  • Pediatric patients
  • Patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia
  • Patients in imminent end-of-life situations

All visitors must adhere to screening, hand washing and infection control guidelines. A mask must be worn at all times, including in the patient’s room, and no eating or drinking is permitted in patient’s room. However, visitors are welcome to purchase food in the cafeteria, Panera, Starbucks, the Gift Shop and Jamba Juice and are allowed to eat in the cafeteria.

Click here for details on the full visitation policy.

Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing

Updated June 18, 2021

Please note: The New York State drive-through testing site at Stony Brook University’s South P Lot is closed as of Friday, June 18, following Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement to lift many of the COVID restrictions in the State. Since its first day of operation in March 2020, the testing site at Stony Brook University has completed more than 162,000 individual tests for COVID-19.

COVID Vaccine Hotline

Updated May 24, 2021
For people who have questions about vaccine site locations, missed appointments, appointment availability, vaccine eligibility, proof of vaccines and more, Stony Brook Medicine’s COVID Vaccine Hotline is here as a resource for you:

COVID Vaccine Hotline
(631) 638-1320

The hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Major Milestone: Stony Brook COVID Vaccination Site Hits 200,000; SBM Hits 350,000 Overall

In the race to get Long Island vaccinated against COVID-19, Stony Brook University hit a major vaccine milestone, celebrating its 200,000th shot on May 6 at the state-run mass vaccination site located in the University’s Research and Development (R&D) Park. In total, Stony Brook Medicine (SBM) has administered 350,000 vaccines at PODs all across Long Island. Read more.

Coronavirus Patient Triage

Updated February 26, 2021
If you think you have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

If you require evaluation by a medical professional or have been advised by your doctor to seek urgent medical care, please go directly to Stony Brook University Hospital’s Emergency Department.

Post-COVID Clinic

Updated November 8, 2020
To deliver ongoing care and follow-up for adult patients who were infected with COVID-19, Stony Brook Medicine has established a Post-COVID Clinic offering multidisciplinary care provided by a team of specialists experienced in treating patients with COVID-19. Learn more.

Before Entering the Hospital: Wear a Face Mask

For the health and safety of everyone at Stony Brook University Hospital, masks must be worn at all times when you are inside the hospital. Before entering the hospital, please be sure that the mask is fully covering your nose and mouth. If you do not have your own mask or face covering, one will be provided to you in our Visitor Screening Room, which is located just past the main entrance to the hospital.

Coronavirus Research at Stony Brook

Stony Brook Medicine is leading and participating in a number of research studies to identify new ways to treat patients with coronavirus. Learn more.

Additional Resources

For the latest updates on the coronavirus, answers to frequently asked questions and more, visit: