Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

For Patients & Visitors

Family/Friends Visitation of Patients

As the State of New York continues its phased re-opening and we return to a new normal, Kingsbrook will be accommodating patient visitation as of Wednesday, June 29th. Our patient care philosophy recognizes the many benefits of engaging families and friends in the healing process. However, in an effort to protect patients, visitors and staff, we will be following the strict regulatory guidelines provided by the State.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center/Rutland Nursing Home (KJMC/RNH) allows family members, friends, or other individuals to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. We allow for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on others' rights, safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated.

This individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally-authorized representative.

General Guidelines

  • Every patient has the right to have visitors.
  • Patients can choose who may or may not visit.
  • The patient may change his or her mind at any time.
  • However, healthcare staff may need to limit the number of visitors present based upon medical needs, patient safety, and privacy.
  • Visitor(s) who has a known infectious disease, who recently recovered from such a disease, or who recently had contact with such a disease may not come into the hospital patient care units. (Public Health Code Restriction)
  • Children are not permitted - 18 and over.
  • Arrangements for OFF-HOUR visitation should be made in advance with the care team.

What are the visiting hours?

  • Visiting hours are from 4pm to 8pm

MINKIN 3 GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY UNIT: No plastic bags are allowed inside the unit.

All visitors to report to the Nursing Station BEFORE visiting/interacting with the patient.