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.

Revised Visitor Policy

Updated June 21, 2021

Effective Tuesday, June 15, we have expanded our in-person visitation process based on guidelines from the New York State Department of Health. The new guidelines allow general visitation between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm. Patients may have a total of two visitors per day during this time. Visitors may not rotate.

Additionally, one visitor per patient is allowed in the Emergency Department, and one visitor may accompany a patient to surgical and procedural areas.

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.

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.

Stony Brook Now Accepting Meal Donations for Hospital Staff

Updated December 10, 2020
Stony Brook University Hospital was so fortunate to have such overwhelming support from the community with food donations this past spring. As the number of COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Suffolk County, the hospital has reactivated its Meal Train to support its employees. This system makes donating food to the frontline workers and all medical staff safe, easy and efficient. Donors choose the date and time they want to have food delivered through a posted calendar. Donate via Meal Train.

Thank you to all the members of the community who are helping our medical professionals during this challenging time.

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: