Palisades Medical Center
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and team members remains our top priority. We continue to evaluate our visitation policy in an effort to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19. As of Friday, November 20, Palisades Medical Center is suspending visitation until further notice.
Visitor exceptions will be made in certain situations, where partners in care are needed, including:
- Pediatric patients who are permitted one parent/caregiver
- Expectant mothers who are permitted one partner
- Special needs adults who are permitted one caregiver
- End of Life visitation
Alternatives to visitation include telephone calls and virtual visitation using Skype, Zoom or FaceTime. Please call the Office of Patient Experience at 201-854-5751 if you have any questions.
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and team members remains our priority. We continue to practice a modified visitation policy in an effort to minimize the risk of spread of COVID- 19 to our patients, visitors and team members.
Though the visitor policies have changed, our mission of care must remain our priority. Thank you for your dedication and cooperation.
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older
- In accordance with New Jersey’s Department of Health travel advisory, visitors who have traveled to a state with a significant spread of COVID-19 within the past 14 days will not be allowed to enter Hackensack Meridian Health facilities. For a list of the current travel advisory states, please click here.
- Visitors are allowed to wear their own facemasks. If they do not have one, they will be provided with the appropriate PPE and masks and instructed on how to wear them.
- If visitor refuses to wear a mask or requested PPE, they will be asked to leave the facility.
- Visitors must wear facemasks at all times within the facility.
- Visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the facility. If they fail the screening, they will not be allowed to enter.
- Visitors must perform hand hygiene before visiting a patient. Sanitizing foam or gel will be available.
- Visitors must remain in the patient’s room as much as possible throughout the visit, except when directed by hospital staff to leave for specific procedures.
- 6 ft. social distancing must be maintained in any common areas such as waiting rooms, lobbies, cafeterias, etc.
- People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Visitors with these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should stay home to protect the safety of our patients and team members. You will not be allowed to enter the facility if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Muscle or body aches
- Nausea or vomiting
- New loss of taste or smell
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat