A Guide to A Good Visit
At Jersey City Medical Center, we support equal visitation this includes
not denying visit based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sexual
orientation, gender, gender indentity/expression or disability. Children
under the age of 14 may visit with prior approval by security and the
clinical staff. Restrictions to child visitation may apply based on guidelines
from regulatory agencies.
Our hospital realizes the essential role all visitors play in a patient's
recovery. For the comfort of our patients, we ask that visitors please
observe the following guidelines for a good visit:
- In order to give patients the opportunity to enjoy each visitor, we recommend
limiting visitors to two at a time.
- Help us create a quiet, healing environment by limiting noise and maximizing
privacy for all patients.
- Please cooperate when Healthcare team members ask you to wait in a lounge
area while delivering patient care.
- Please refrain from visiting if you are visibly ill (i.e., sneezing, coughing, etc.).
- For their own safety, please do not leave minors unattended in waiting rooms.
- Please check with the patient’s nurse regarding any dietary restrictions
before offering food or beverages to the patient.
- For the safety and protection of patients and staff with allergies, latex
balloons are not permitted. Mylar balloons are acceptable in all areas
of the Medical Center.
- We have provided hand sanitizers throughout the hospital to protect you
and your loved ones from the spread of infection. Please use them before
and after your visit. Rub your hands until dry for at least 15 seconds
upon arrival prior to entering a patient’s room.
- To promote a quiet environment, please do not make cell phone calls in
the patient rooms or on the units. Feel free to go to the lounge or waiting
area if you need to make a call.
- Please keep your cell phones on “vibrate” while visiting.
- The staff recognizes your commitment to your loved one and understands
that you need time for yourself away from the hospital.
General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pediatrics: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. One parent or primary caregiver for the child may have
24-hour access to visit their children. Siblings, at least 2 years old,
may visit on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Maternity: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Birthing partners may stay overnight. Siblings, at least
2 years old, may visit from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors must obtain
a picture pass provided by the Hospitality desk. All visitors must present
a valid state or county ID (foreigners may use passports).
Adult Intensive Care MICU/CCU/SICU: Patients in critical care areas need rest and quiet. Visiting is from
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Only two visitors at a time may
visit patients in the medical or surgical ICU or CCU.
Psychiatry: Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays 1 p.m.
to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Parents may stay 24 hours a day. Grandparents may visit when accompanied
by a parent. Only two visitors at a time may stay at the bedside. No visitors
are allowed during shift change and intravenous fluids change at 6:30
a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for 60 minutes. Parent with
an ID bracelet can visit any time and duration desired. Two visitors are
allowed at a time for each patient, this includes the person with ID bracelet.