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For Visitors

Welcome to Staten Island University Hospital. We are glad that you’re here to see one of our patients and want to make your visit as comfortable as possible for both you and the patient. Here are some guidelines that will make your visit helpful to your family member or friend:

  • Visitors are welcome at any time during the patient’s stay
  • Visitors are also welcome to stay with a family member or friend when they are in the hospital’s Emergency Department, or are here for outpatient services or Ambulatory Surgery
  • Patients can choose who can and cannot visit them while they are in our healthcare facility without regard to legal relationship, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability
  • Limits on visiting must be reasonable and based on the patient’s medical condition, and will be explained to the patient and to you

  • Reasons for restricting visitors may include, but are not limited to:
    • The patient requests restrictions or limitations
    • There are safety concerns, such as risk of infection
    • Visiting interferes with the care of other patients, including the need for their rest and/or privacy
    • An existing court order that restricts contact
    • Visitors are disruptive, threatening or violent
    • The patient is in a substance abuse/mental health treatment program that requires limited visiting

Visits from Children

  • Children are welcome to visit a family member, but those under the age of 16 should be supervised by a responsible adult during their visit
  • Young children are expected to stay with an adult who is responsible for supervising them to ensure a safe and restful environment for the patient, and any other patient(s) sharing their room
  • Younger children are not excluded by age, but supervising adults are encouraged to keep their visit brief

We have policies and procedures in place to help you and your family worked with our doctors, nurses, and staff to get the most from your hospital stay.

Visitors are good medicine, but so was your rest. We tried to take care of you and the people who care about. Please visit our Visitor Accommodations page for more information.

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