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.

Updated May 2, 2023

  • COVID-positive patients may have 1 visitor/day during visiting hours. Additional requests for visitation will continue to be evaluated using our current exception process. Visitors for a COVID-positive patient will be given the attached informational sheet when they arrive at the front desk as well as a paper visitor’s pass (Monmouth Medical Center) or visitor sticker (Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus.

  • Adult Inpatient (Non-COVID) unit, visitation at bedside is limited to (2) visitors at a time during visiting hours 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit (Non-COVID) visitation at bedside is limited to (2) visitors at a time during visiting hours 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (MMC), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (MMCSC).

  • Outpatients may be accompanied by (1) 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 (2) visitors at the bedside.

  • We will accommodate all visitation in compliance with Department of Health and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

  • Visitors under 12 years of age will not be permitted. Visitors age 12 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult and are considered the 2nd visitor.

Please note that additional visitors may not wait inside the hospital for their turn to visit the patient.

Safety Measures

All visitors are expected to adhere to the following safety protocols:

  • Masks are optional except when indicated on specific units or in identified areas. We will offer you a new mask for source control or may ask you to replace your own mask with a hospital-supplied mask.
  • Clean your hands before and after your visit.
  • Be aware of maintaining physical distancing.

Reglas para los visitantes en español (PDF)

All approved visitors will be screened at the entrance prior to being given a visitor pass. If a visitor presents with cold or flu-like systems, that individual will not be allowed to visit or stay in the building. All visitors will be asked if they have been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19. If any visitor has been advised to self-quarantine, they will not be allowed to visit. All visitors will be asked if they have been advised to isolate due to COVID-positive status in the last 10 days. If any visitor has been advised to isolate, they will not be allowed to visit.

In addition to the above, gatherings of family members, friends and other acquaintances of the patient in family lounges, waiting areas, the lobby, cafeteria or restaurants on campus will not be allowed.

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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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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