Visitation Policy

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.

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