At Monmouth Medical Center, we are ready to see you.

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 have established visiting regulations to ensure that patients have sufficient time to rest in a quiet, healthful environment and that sufficient time is available for staff to provide required patient care.

  • Adult Inpatient (Non-COVID) unit, visitation at bedside is limited to 2 visitors at the bedside at a time, 11am-8:00pm
  • Intensive Care Unit (Non-COVID) visitation at bedside is limited to 2 visitors at the bedside at a time , 11:00am to 6:00pm and 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Outpatients may be accompanied by one support person, who may be directed to an alternate waiting area to ensure social distancing.
  • Same Day Surgery or Medical Day Stay patients can have one designated family member accompany them to the surgical prep area, then asked to leave. They may rejoin the patient for the discharge process. Pediatric surgical patients are limited to parents or guardians.
  • Non-COVID Emergency Department visitation at bedside is limited to 1 visitor at the bedside at a time.
  • 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.
  • Labor & Delivery Visitation permitted 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for a support person and one additional individual (doula or visitor) of the mother’s choice are permitted to stay with the mother during the labor and delivery phase of admission.
  • Non-COVID Maternity patients visitation at bedside is limited to 1 banded support person and doula, and 2 visitors at the bedside at a time. Grandparents and siblings are permitted to visit from 10:00am until 8:00pm. General visitation hours are from 11:00am to 8:00 pm Sunday through Friday; and 11:00am until 11:00pm on Saturday.
  • In Pediatrics, visitation at bedside is limited to parents and guardians and two visitors permitted at the bedside.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visitation will be limited to 2 visitors at a bedside at a time (one must be a parent/banded person) Parents: 24 hours per day. Siblings: Not permitted, extenuating circumstances may be evaluated. Grandparents: May visit with a parent/banded person.
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health visitation is by appointment only.

Symptom Screening

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

  • Symptom Screening
    All visitors will be asked about symptoms and if they’ve had a fever in the last 24 hours upon entering the facility. 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.

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Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program

It’s safe for you to come back: Don’t delay your cardiopulmonary health care.

Our Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Unit has reopened with all the required distancing of equipment, protocol for sanitation of equipment and patient education regarding precautionary measures required to promote safety of patients and staff, including:

  • Adherence to the guidance and established criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Hospital Association, leading national associations of nurses, surgeons and anesthesiologists, and the New Jersey Department of Health.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection, including equipment and surfaces, frequently and between patients.
  • Active screening of team members, patients and visitors for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry.
  • Requiring all patients and staff to wear a hospital-issued mask, per CDC universal masking guidelines and our RWJBarnabas Health mask policy.
  • Following strict social and physical distancing measures — spacing equipment at least six feet apart.
  • Strict hand hygiene and availability of hand sanitizer throughout the unit.

Our team is here to answer your questions and provide you with the support you need to calm any anxiety that you may have about coming to the hospital. For an appointment or to learn more, call (732) 923-7454.


Expectant moms who come to the hospital to deliver will only be permitted to bring one significant other/support person with them. This designated significant other/support person will remain with the expectant mom throughout her stay, and may not transfer their duties to any other person. In addition to a significant other/support person, a doula is also permitted throughout labor, delivery, and the entire postpartum hospital stay. The doula shall not count as the support person.

Upon arrival at the hospital for delivery, patients should enter through the Emergency Department. Both mom and her designated partner will undergo a thorough screening and testing for COVID-19 symptoms, which include sore throat, cough and fever, and then will be masked and escorted to Labor and Delivery.

Once on the Labor and Delivery unit, the significant other/support person must remain with the patient at all times and will have extremely limited access to other areas of the hospital. Please note that the banded support person may leave and re-enter upon the mother’s transfer to Postpartum. Once admitted to Postpartum, non-COVID-positive mothers may have one adult visitor during designated visitation hours per day in addition to their support person.

Please note that this visitor policy may be updated as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

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As always, Monmouth Medical Center remains committed to the safety and health of all patients, families, visitors, physicians, nurses and staff.

We thank you for your cooperation. Thank you for choosing Monmouth Medical Center.

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