Visitor Guidelines
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Visitor Guidelines

We ask visitors to follow these guidelines to ensure that the patient environment remains safe, calm and supportive of healing.

  • Plan to visit during regular visiting hours.
  • Two (2) visitors per bedside.
  • Please cooperate with all requests from hospital staff. There may be times when visitors are asked to temporarily leave a patient's room or change locations while a patient is being attended to. However, visitation will never be denied based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical appearance or disability.
  • No smoking.
  • Children under 10 years of age must be given special permission by the nurse in charge to visit the particular unit.
  • Children, for their safety, need to
    - Be always under adult supervision and exhibit quiet, calm behavior.
    - Be well and healthy.
    - Limit their visiting time.
    - Visit in a designated area, if asked.
  • Safeguard your valuables, such as purses.
  • Protect and respect the privacy of all patients.
  • Be sensitive to the patient's condition (and their roommate's) and limit the visit accordingly.
  • Speak quietly and help limit noise.
  • Do not bring any electrical appliance into the hospital.
  • Check whether cell phone use is permitted in your area, as they may interfere with medical equipment.
  • Follow staff instructions in times of emergency or special alert.
  • Be aware that Montefiore Medical Center reserves the right to inspect bags and packages being brought into or removed from one of its hospitals.