Raritan Bay Medical Center Visitor Guidelines
For the safety of our patients and team members, in-person visitor limitations are currently in place at all Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals and nursing and rehabilitation facilities. If you are planning to visit a family or friend, please call in advance to ensure there are no restrictions.
Hospital & Same Day Surgery Patient-Centered Visitation Guidelines: *
- Patients are allowed one visitor at a time, unless the patient is a minor (both parents or guardians are permitted). Exceptions will be made in special circumstances as determined by the facility.
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- The Emergency Department visiting hours are 24/7.
- Visitors are allowed from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- To promote safety, the hours are subject to change. Please call the Office of Patient Experience at 732-442-3700 x5086 if you have any questions.
*NOTE: If you are visiting patients in any specialized units, which include: all ICUs, psychiatry, rehabilitation units and facilities, before visiting, please check with the care team of the unit/facility to inquire about their specific visiting hours.
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. The list is 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 feet 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