Effective Saturday, May 29, 2021, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is extending inpatient visitation hours.

Visitation is permitted for all non-COVID patients between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Medical / Surgical Units

Patients will be permitted 2 visitors per day (only 1 at a time) for a maximum of 4 hours.  All visitors must be a minimum of 18 years old. 

Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)

2 parents or support persons are permitted to visit patients in the NICU and the Pediatric Unit at the same time.  Visitation is permitted 24 hours per day.

Mother-Baby Unit

Support person is permitted 24 hour visitation and (if applicable) a postpartum doula.

In addition, 2 others guests are permitted, one at a time, for a maximum of4 hours per day during normal visiting hours (9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Labor and Delivery Unit

2 support persons and doula (if applicable) are permitted 24 hour visitation once the patient has been admitted.

COVID + patients are permitted 1 support person and doula (if applicable).

No additional visitors are permitted in the Labor & Delivery Recovery Room

Psychiatry Unit

Visitation hours will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily.

Visitation will take place in the dining room and day room on the unit. Only 1 visitor per day per patient for 15 minutes.  

Emergency Department

All visitation in the Hospital’s adult Emergency Department is currently suspended

Additional Requirements – All individuals must understand that patient visitation poses a risk of exposure to infectious diseases, including COVID-19 for the visitor as well as the patient.

All visitors must be free of fever, rash, cough, cold and any other contagious illness. No visitors displaying symptoms of illness are permitted to visit.

All visitors must remain at patient’s bedside for the duration of the visit.

All visitors must adhere to proper hand washing and social distancing recommendations and must comply with hospital policies including having their temperature taken upon arrival as well as wearing a surgical mask.  Failure to do so will result in the revocation of visiting privileges. 


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