Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitor Policy
Welcoming Back Visitors Effective April 26, 2021
We are happy to announce that as of Monday, April 26, 2021 we are again allowing for the visitation of family members and loved ones for hospital stays and procedures.
As we open our doors, and our Long Island Community Hospital family welcomes you, we have implemented some guidelines and practices that all visitors will need to follow to ensure our patients continue to receive the highest quality care in the safest possible environment. These guidelines and practices were developed in concert with all federal, state and local guidelines as well as our own COVID-19 Hospital Safety Plan.
Please take a few minutes to review and follow these steps before visiting with our patients:
Our visiting hours are limited to three hours per day per patient.
Hospital visiting hours – 1 PM to 4 PM, 7 days per week
Psychiatric Access Center – Visiting hours are restricted to 3 PM to 4 PM
There are no visitors allowed in the Emergency Department
Visitors are limited to one person per day. Exceptions or restrictions may be made based on the patient’s condition and individual care needs.
All visitors must be at least 18 years of age. Exceptions may be made based on the patient’s individual needs.
Patients undergoing same day procedures may be accompanied by a companion who may remain with the patient through the initial intake process. The companion will be asked to leave during the procedure and then may come back and rejoin the patient for the discharge process.
Visitors may not be present during procedures and recovery room stays with special exceptions for pediatrics, and patients who have an intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disabilities.
All patients and visitors will be provided with a medical mask and must wear it at all times while in the hospital facilities. Please keep your fabric mask with you for when you leave the hospital.
Hand sanitizing or hand washing must be performed correctly.
When you enter our hospital facilities you will be screened for symptoms by our hospital staff. During this screening they will also check your temperature.
Once inside the hospital facility, visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when otherwise directed by hospital staff.
For your safety and for the safety of our patients and staff and in accordance with current regulations, all visitors will be asked to supply some information which will be maintained in an electronic format by our hospital. This information will include the visitor name(s) and contact information, the date(s) of the visits, and the name of the patient(s) visited. For More Information Please Call 631.654.7100.
If You Have Cold or Flu-like Symptoms
If you are experiencing typical cold or flu-like symptoms including a fever or cough, please contact your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician,
you can call our MyHealth Long Island Primary Care Centers at 631.694.3258. They will be happy to help you. If these symptoms feel like they are worse than your typical cold or flu, or you are having difficulty breathing please seek immediate care at your nearest emergency department or call 911.
Our Plan to Keep You Safe
As a patient or family member here at Long Island Community Hospital you can take comfort in knowing that our care team has been busy preparing for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has a plan to keep you safe.
Quiet Time is observed from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m and from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Tobacco Free Campus
Long Island Community Hospital is a Tobacco Free facility. For the health of our patients, employees and visitors smoking is not permitted on this campus or at any of our out-patient facilities. This includes all buildings, parking lots and grounds. We appreciate your cooperation.
The Greenhouse Café
The Greenhouse Café is located off the hospital’s main lobby and is open to the public. The café offers healthy salads, smoothies, soups and a variety of sandwiches; along with other delicious hot food made to order, and of course coffee and beverages. Its hours of operation are 7am to 7pm, seven days a week (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day). Major credit cards and Apple Pay are accepted.
Flowers are delivered to patients in their rooms by florist staff. Flowers are not permitted in the Intensive Care Units.
All mail sent to patients is delivered to their rooms by hospital volunteers.
Photos and Videos
To protect the privacy of our patients and visitors, we ask that you please do not take photos or videos while inside the hospital.