Important Information About Visitation Guidelines

at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

Woman wearing a mask having her temperature taken while visiting the hospital

The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our number one priority. Please be aware of the following newly revised visitor guidelines before visiting one of our hospitals or healthcare facilities including Kindred Hospital New Jersey and Care Connection Rahway:

No visitors will be allowed until further notice.

Patients arriving for emergency or inpatient services will be asked to provide contact information for a family member or friend who will receive updates on the patient’s care.

Visitation exceptions may be made in certain circumstances:

  • Patients with Special Needs
    One caregiver may accompany a patient with intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disabilities. An aide may also be permitted if the patient requires one.
  • Emergency Department
    Pediatric patient may be accompanied by one adult.
  • Same Day Surgery or Ambulatory Procedures
    Patients may have one support person with them prior to and after the procedure. The support person may remain with the patient through the initial intake process and may rejoin the patient for the discharge process. The support person will receive a phone call to rejoin the patient upon discharge.
  • Outpatients
    May be accompanied by one adult support person if needed. An aide may also be permitted if the patient requires one.
  • End-of-Life Care
    In circumstances such as end-of life-care, exceptions may be authorized by the care team. These situations will be considered based on the best interest and needs of the individual patient.

COVID-19 Patient Visitation

Visitation for patients with confirmed COVID-19 will be restricted to extenuating circumstances only, such as hospice or end of life.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

All visitors will be required to wear a face mask. They may wear their own face mask/covering upon arrival to and throughout their stay in the facility, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If they do not have their own face mask/covering they will be provided one.

At the time of entrance, all visitors will be provided instruction on how to wear face masks. An instruction sheet is posted throughout our facilities.

If an individual is permitted to visit a COVID-19-positive patient because of extenuating circumstances or if a patient is on isolation precautions, they will be provided with and must wear appropriate PPE as recommended by the CDC. Staff will direct the visitor on the appropriate PPE.

If a visitor refuses to wear a mask or other PPE as indicated, that individual will be asked to leave the facility.

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We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

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