Changes to Services and Visitation Policy at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Safety is our commitment to you — please don’t delay your health care.

For the safety and well-being of our patients, their loved ones, our staff and the communities we serve, Monmouth Medical Center/ Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus are making temporary changes to our visitation policy as we continue to proactively respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). We are among the hospitals in New Jersey adopting visiting guidelines set forth by the New Jersey Hospital Association. The guidelines are based on identified regional risk levels throughout New Jersey. At present, Monmouth and Ocean counties are in the Yellow Level, which warrants limited visitation for the safety of all. Virtual visitation with patient loved ones will be encouraged, with iPads or other devices available for patients without the ability to access this communication technology.

  • Adult Inpatient (Non-COVID) unit, visitation at bedside is limited to (1) visitor per day during visiting hours 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Intensive Care Unit (Non-COVID) visitation at bedside is limited to (1) visitor per day during visiting hours 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Outpatients may be accompanied by one support person, who may be directed to an alternate waiting area to ensure physical distancing.
  • Same Day Surgery or Medical Day Stay patients can have (1) visitor accompany them to the surgical prep area. It is recommended that the visitor leave during the procedure and rejoin the patient for the discharge process. Pediatric surgical patients are limited to parents or guardians. (max of (2) people)
  • Non-COVID Emergency Department visitation at bedside is limited to 1 visitor at the bedside.
  • We will accommodate all visitation in compliance with Department of Health and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age will not be permitted.

We encourage family members and friends to use alternative methods to interact with their loved ones, including phone calls, Facetime and Skype. For those without access to a smartphone, tablet or computer, the MMCSC nursing team can facilitate virtual visits using iPads available on patient care units and in the Emergency Department.

Symptom and Temperature Screening

All visitors will be screened for the following and may or may not be allowed to visit or stay based on:

  • Temperature and Symptom Screening
    All visitors will be asked about symptoms and if they’ve had a fever in the last 24 hours upon entering any of our facilities. If they present with cold or flu-like symptoms or if they report a temperature of greater than 100.4 they will not be allowed entry into the facility as recommended by the CDC.
  • COVID-19 Exposure
    If any visitor has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days or has been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, they will not be allowed to visit.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Surgery, Same Day Surgery and Outpatient Procedures

Our surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and OR staff are committed to providing you with the most advanced surgical care in a safe and caring environment. All staff are screened daily.

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Emergency Department

It’s safe to come in for an emergency — don’t delay care. We recognize that patients and their families may be anxious to seek medical care at this time.

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Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Centers

It’s safe for you to come back. Don’t delay your breast health care. Our staff, physicians and facilities are prepared to help you with all of your breast care needs.

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Maternity

As a high-reliability organization, safety is embedded in everything we do. With stringent safety measures in place, we are taking every precaution to keep you safe while in our hospital.

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Mobile Unit Phlebotomy Services (MUPS)

Don’t delay your healthcare – getting important blood work has never been easier. Our phlebotomy teams are taking every precaution to keep our patients and stay safe.

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