Vaccine Update

We are grateful for your interest in getting vaccinated and helping us fight back the threat of COVID-19. We also appreciate your understanding as we continue to follow all New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH).

We are NOW able to offer booster appointments for the following qualifying individuals who had previously received the Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines at any vaccine distribution location:

  • Individuals who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines six months (or more) prior
  • Age 65 years of age and older
  • Age 18 and older who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings

Click here to make your appointment now: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=CF2E5CA5B02403D0E0530A6C7C16A64C

Please only make an appointment if you know you can keep it. We want to be sure to help as many community members as possible and we want to continue not to waste one single dose.        When we do not have a link available here for appointments, please visit the state’s Am I Eligible vaccine website for current appointment availability at other locations.

We look forward to more of our community being vaccinated as we fight COVID-19 together.

Please continue to be as safe as possible. Use your masks. Wash your hands. Practice socially distancing.

When we do not have a link available here for appointments please visit the state’s Am I Eligible vaccine website for current appointment availability at other locations.

We look forward to more of our community being vaccinated as we fight COVID-19 together. Please continue to be as safe as possible. Use your masks. Wash your hands. Practice socially distancing.

Our Heroes are Here for You

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have dedicated ourselves to keeping you safe and bringing our community back to health.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic we realize many of you have had to place your health needs on pause and may have avoided seeking treatment for emergent conditions or injuries. Now there is no need to put your health and well-being on hold.

At Long Island Community Hospital, you can take comfort in knowing our heroes are here for you.

From our Emergency Department Express Care to our COVID-free Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion and Knapp Cardiac Care Center, our hospital is a safe place for you to get the care you need including superior same-day elective surgical care, procedures and outpatient services. Click here for a full list of services.

We have also taken every precaution to ensure that our Emergency Department is safe and ready to deliver the highest level of quality care for trauma and emergent conditions.

Our hospital is in full compliance with the New York State Department of Health Section 16 order requiring that all healthcare workers have at least one vaccine by September the 27th, and must be fully vaccinated by October 27th, unless an exemption has been granted.

This requirement applies to all of our employees, members of the medical and nursing staff, students and volunteers.

Visitation

Long Island Community Hospital cares about our community and our employees. Please follow our new temporary guidelines for visiting the hospital.
We understand you care about your loved ones and we will do our best to keep the lines of communication open. However, at this time we can no longer allow visitors in our Hospital, Emergency Department or in our Psychiatric Access Center.

Please take a few minutes to review and follow these instructions and guidelines before coming to our facility:

Exceptions may be made for family members/caregivers, only in an end of life circumstance or for those who have a specific need for a caregiver to be present. Those individuals must show proof of full vaccination (vaccine card or NYS Excelsior Pass) or a negative PCR COVID-19 test results within the last 48 hours. Those who are not fully vaccinated and do not have negative PCR COVID-19 test results within the last 48 hours will be required to wear a KN95 Mask.

Ambulatory Surgery Patients undergoing same day procedure may not be accompanied by a visitor/caretaker for the initial intake process. We will allow one visitor/caretaker to be called in at time of discharge. Visitors may not be present during procedures and recovery room stays.

We know there will be special cases that may require an exceptions including pediatrics, and patients who have an intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disabilities. We will review these on a per case basis and communicate appropriately.

Those visitors/caretakers granted an exception must follow all of the above visitor vaccination, testing or masking requirements.

All patients and those visitors granted exceptions will be provided with a hospital 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, any visitors granted exception must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when otherwise directed by hospital staff.
If the patient is on isolation, the visitor granted exception will be provided with additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for their safety.

Photos and Videos
To help you stay in touch with your family, loved ones and friends while hospital visitation is restricted, we do allow our patients and their caretakers to use electronic devices to stay in touch with virtual visitation. To respect the privacy of our other patients and visitors, as well as to ensure you receive proper care, we ask that you please adhere to the following restrictions when using electronic devices for virtual visitation:
• All devices must be turned off during direct patient care, including personal care and medical interventions, as well as during quiet times.
• Patients must not point the device’s camera at other patients.
• Photos or videos of other patients and staff must not be taken without their consent.
• Electronic devices must not be used to disclose any HIPPA protected information about other patients without their consent.
• Electronic devices must not be used to post information about other patients on social media or other venues without that patient’s consent.
• If the hospital identifies IT network security vulnerabilities, technological issues, or other privacy concerns with any device installed or connected to the hospital network, the hospital may prohibit the use or connection of that device.
Should you have any questions about virtual visitation or the use of electronic devices while here in our hospital, please ask your nurse or call our Patient Advocate at 631.687.4655.

 

For safety 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 is fully prepared to care for patients during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and has a plan to keep you safe.

Front Line Staff Donations:   Anyone wishing to donate meals to our front line workers please email socialmedia@LICommunityHospital.org or call 631.687.2900 to make appropriate arrangements.

Resources For Our Community

Find out more from these local resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services