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

We are ready to see you. It’s safe to go to the hospital again. Don’t delay your healthcare.

For the safety and well-being of our patients, their loved ones, our staff and the communities we serve, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is making temporary changes to our visitation policy as we continue to proactively respond to coronavirus (COVID-19).

MMCSC is among the New Jersey hospitals adopting visiting guidelines set forth by the New Jersey Hospital Association based on identified regional risk levels throughout the state. At present, Ocean County is in the Yellow Risk Level, meaning we are limiting the number of allowed visitors, with exceptions and requirements below, for the safety of all. Visiting hours will be restricted to 3 to 7 p.m. daily.

  • For all adult medical inpatient units, visitation at the bedside for non-COVID-positive patients is limited to one person per day.
  • 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 may be accompanied by one support person in the preoperative area who may be directed to an alternate waiting area when the patient is taken to surgery to ensure physical distancing. The visitor may rejoin the patient following surgery for the discharge process.
  • Emergency Department visitation is restricted with limited exceptions.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age will not be permitted.
  • We will accommodate all visitation in compliance with Department of Health and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

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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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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