Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have dedicated ourselves to keeping you safe and want you to know we are here for our community.
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. That’s no longer necessary as we are here for you.
Following the Governor’s announcement, state and federal guidelines, we have re-opened the Knapp Cardiac Care Center and our Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion. Once again, you have a place to receive treatment for elective surgical care, procedures and outpatient services.
The building that houses our Knapp Cardiac Care Center and our Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion is physically separate from our COVID-19 treatment facilities. It has its own separate entrance, waiting and recovery rooms. This means you’ll get the best care available in the safest conditions possible.
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.
Welcoming Back Visitors
We are happy to announce that 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.
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