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General Visiting Policies

  • General Policies

    Hours

    General visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. but may vary according to the facility or floor you are visiting.

    For guidelines for a specific facility, please read Hours & Policies By Location.

    Patients’ Rights

    Einstein patients have the right to decide who visits them and may designate or restrict specific visitors according to their wishes.

    Policies

    • Two bedside visitors at a time. Exceptions may be made for patients who require an additional person(s), such as a language interpreter, to be present.
    • Visitor passes. Passes must be obtained from the information desk, located in the main lobbies, prior to seeing a patient.
    • Children age 12 and under need permission to visit. Permission may be obtained by a nursing supervisor.
    • Stay home if you’re sick. We ask those suffering from colds, coughs or other illnesses refrain from visitation until they are well.
    • No latex balloons. Out of concern for those with allergies to latex, only Mylar balloons are permitted in our facilities.
    • No weapons or contraband are permitted on Einstein property.

    Visitation Restrictions

    To ensure patient privacy and safety, the hospital may choose to restrict visitation in certain situations, including when:

    • Care intervention is occurring with a patient.
    • A therapy session is underway.
    • Infection control or any threat to public health is present.
    • A court order limits or restrains contact with a patient.
    • Disruptive behavior is exhibited by a visitor. This includes, but is not limited to, making threats, cursing, being exceptionally loud or failing to comply with infections prevention and control requirements.