Updated October 5, 2022
Stony Brook University Hospital welcomes visitors to our hospital; however, we do require the following to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors.
Each patient is allowed to have two visitors (ages 12 and older) at one time between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm, and visitors will be able to switch out throughout the day. Exceptions will be made for visitors of:
- Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
- Patients with cognitive impairments, including dementia, that are deemed medically necessary
- Patients in imminent end-of-life situations or who need compassionate care
Patients who are COVID positive will be allowed one visitor for one hour per day.
All visitors will undergo temperature and symptom screenings when they arrive at the hospital. Visitors must also wear a well-fitting mask covering the nose and mouth at all times throughout all buildings and facilities of Stony Brook Medicine. Additionally, visitors will be required to show photo identification. Acceptable forms of photo identification include a driver’s license, passport, green card, government-issued ID and U.S. military ID.
At the end of the visit, all visitors are asked to check out at the designated visitor kiosks in the hospital lobby to allow for the next visitor to come to the unit.
In addition, the following visitor guidelines apply:
- Emergency Department: One visitor per patient.
- CPEP: Virtual visitation for adults. Children and adolescents will have visitors with team approval and at specific times as needed for each patient.
- 12N: One visitor per child per visiting session.
- 10N: Two visitors per session, no switching of visitors.
- Outpatient and Procedural Areas: Two visitors.
- Pediatrics/NICU: Two visitors (no visitors under age 18).
- Labor & Delivery/Mother Baby: Two visitors (no visitors under age 18). Support persons are asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid test.
Thank you for your support in helping us to provide a safe and healing environment for everyone.
Currently, we have an adequate supply of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of COVID-19. However, the availability of these medicines may be limited at times, and during such times, we cannot promise that monoclonal antibodies will always be available as patients arrive for treatment. Additionally, receiving any medication, including monoclonal antibodies, is at the discretion of the physician’s evaluation during the patient examination. Thank you for your understanding.
Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information page for important facts to help you understand the vaccination process.
Vaccinations are now available for everyone ages 6 months and older.
COVID-19 home tests are available at no cost to New York state residents. Use the links below to learn more.
- Community-Based Testing Sites
To find low- or no-cost testing near you, visit Community-Based Testing Sites.
- Tests From a Pharmacy or Store
The federal government has directed health insurance providers to cover FDA-authorized at-home COVID-19 over-the-counter (OTC) diagnostic tests.
- More Information on Testing
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Testing for COVID-19 webpage.
Although mask requirements have been lifted in schools, restaurants and businesses, to name a few, throughout New York State, these changes do not extend to Stony Brook Medicine, where the state mask mandate is still in effect.
This means that all Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine employees, medical staff, practitioners, students, patients and visitors must still wear well-fitting masks fully covering the nose and mouth when physically present in any of the following locations:
- Stony Brook University Hospital, including all common areas such as the lobby, cafeteria and Starbucks
- Health Sciences and Basic Sciences Towers
- All patient-care settings
- All off-site clinic locations
- All offices, including in Flowerfield, Tech Park, Ronkonkoma and Commack
- All outpatient facilities and physician practices, including the administrative areas within them
In addition to wearing a well-fitting face mask, all elevator riders in the hospital, Health Sciences Tower and Basic Sciences Tower elevators are asked to use good judgment to minimize exposure.
Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation as we do all that we can to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.
Updated June 16, 2022
If you have questions about COVID-19 testing, vaccine site locations and the Excelsior Pass, Stony Brook Medicine’s automated COVID Vaccine Helpline is here as a resource for you.
COVID Vaccine Helpline
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.
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.
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.
Stony Brook Medicine is leading and participating in a number of research studies to identify new ways to treat patients with coronavirus. Learn more.
For the latest updates on the coronavirus, answers to frequently asked questions and more, visit: