Nyack Hospital realizes how important it is for our patients to receive visitors during their hospitalization.  In order to encourage a healing environment, please follow these general guidelines for visitation:

Visitor Restrictions Effective February 26, 2015

Widespread influenza continues in New York State.  As such, Nyack Hospital’s influenza visitor restriction policy remains in effect in an effort to reduce the spread and exposure of flu to our patients, visitors, staff and clinicians. 

  • Limit of two visitors at a time per patient.

  • No one who is ill with influenza or has flu like symptoms which includes fever or chills, muscle or body aches, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, or headache and fatigue, will be permitted to visit. 

  • Children under the age of 12 will be permitted to visit their siblings on the Pediatric and Mother Baby Units only.   Appropriate hand hygiene must be performed before entering either unit.  Children under the age of 12 will only be permitted to visit patients on other units due to extenuating circumstances, such as end of life.  These requests will be handled on a case by case basis.  Children under the age of 12 must be supervised at all times and cannot be left in the lobby or other public areas unattended.

  • As a precaution, all visitors who enter the hospital will be encouraged to wear a mask.  Masks are available at the hospital entrances and from health-care workers. These restrictions will stay in effect until flu season has been officially declared over.

Also,

• Other visiting restrictions may be requested by the attending physician, the patient, or the patient’s family. The head/charge nurse may request visitors to leave, in the event that the presence of the visitor is disruptive to the therapeutic environment of the patient being visited or to other patients on the unit. Security should be contacted for assistance for assistance as needed.

• If visitation is restricted as part of the patient’s treatment regimen, clinical justification of such restriction will be explained to the patient/family, and to the extent possible, determined with their participation.

• All patient visitors will be required to obtain a visitor’s pass from the Information Desk Receptionist in the Main Lobby. Non-patient visitors must present to the Security Department for assistance.

• All visitors must practice hand hygiene by using hand sanitizer or washing their hands with soap and water before entering the patient's room. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located outside of all patient rooms and throughout the Hospital.

Open Visiting Hours:

Medical/Surgical Units
Intermediate Care Units

Pediatrics

  • One parent or grandparent may stay overnight

Mother-Baby Unit

  • Father or significant other anytime
  • All other family and visitors after delivery

Other Visiting Hours:

Intensive Care Nursery
Parents and Grandparents only
24 hour visitation, except: 
7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Medical Intensive Care
Surgical Intensive Care

24 hour visitation, except,
6:00 - 8:00 a.m.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Limit of 2 visitors at a time.  

Recovery Center:
All visitors:  Saturdays, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Other visiting times are made at the discretion of the program and/or clinical director.  

Behavioral Health Center
Monday through Friday ​6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday  ​​12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
​​​​6:00 pm – 7:00 pm