UPDATE — January 31, 2022
Updated Visitor Policy
- Visiting hours are between 3 pm and 6 pm.
- Please present your ID and Covid-19 vaccination card upon arrival at the front desk.
- Visitation will be limited to one (1) visitor over the age of 18.
- Visits will be limited to no more than 3 hours.
- If you are visiting a patient in maternity, pediatrics (under age of 15), or at end of life, there may be further accommodations on visiting. Please check with nursing staff.
- If you are visiting a patient in isolation or intensive care, there may be restrictions on visiting. Please check with nursing staff.
You will NOT be permitted to visit if:
- Your temperature is equal to or greater than 100°F.
- You have any significant Covid-19 exposure during the prior 14 days.
- You fail to produce an up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination card.
- You recently traveled from a state that has a significant rate of Covid-19 transmission.
- You are currently under quarantine
On the patient floors, you must:
- Wash or sanitize your hands often.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE), if needed, will be supplied.
- Minimize physical contact with the patient.
- Remain in the patient’s room and avoid walking in and out of the room.
EVERYONE, no matter their reason for entry, must:
- Wear a mask and keep it on during your entire stay (nose and mouth covered).
- Perform hand hygiene with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Undergo symptom and temperature checks.
- Present identification (ID) and state your name, address, cell phone number.
- Maintain social distancing.
HAVE A DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT?
- Arrive only 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment.
- Come alone unless you are in need of assistance, are a child or an expectant parent. In those cases, you can have one person accompany you.
GOING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM?
- Understand that ER patients can have no visitors due to ongoing construction in the Emergency Department.
ARE YOU A PATIENT IN LABOR?
- You are permitted to give birth with both a partner and a certified doula by your side.
Any visitor who DOES NOT comply by these guidelines, will be asked to leave the hospital.
UPDATE: December 22, 2021
PROOF OF VACCINE NEEDED FOR VISITORS
As of December 22, 2021, ALL those visiting patients in the hospital, MUST show proof of a full series of vaccination, along with identification.
UPDATE — December 1, 2021
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people who meet New York State’s eligibility criteria, currently those ages 5 years old and up. We are also providing booster doses to all patients ages 12 and over who are at least five months from completion of the itial seris of vaccines. We encourage all eligible New Yorkers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster as soon as possible! Learn more and make a vaccine appointment.
UPDATE — April 8, 2021
Dear Patients and Guests, we have begun a new socially distant and safe process for entry into the hospital. You may experience a slight delay getting into the facility and we thank you for your patience. However, if you have a disability or are accompanying someone with a disability, please let our Security team know and we will expedite your entrance. Thank you.
UPDATE — September 2020
Keeping family and friends healthy is our mission. And we do that by keeping our spaces clean. That is our commitment to you.