GREEN Modified Visitation Policy
Due to a decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations and in accordance with the direction of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), hospitals in all regions of New Jersey have entered “level green” in their visitation precautions. Hospital visits have resumed at Hunterdon Medical Center but are still limited. No visitors will be allowed to visit COVID-19 patients, except for circumstances approved by their care team. Virtual Visits will continue for COVID-19 patients and can be arranged through the patient’s unit.
Visiting hours are between the hours of 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. (*Exceptions apply). All visitors must be 18 years or older.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization rates in our region and regularly evaluate our visitation policy as these rates decline. Thank you for your patience.
Please see Visiting Maternity and Newborn Care Center for complete guidelines.
The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, and staff is our number one priority. Please be aware of the following guidelines before visiting Hunterdon Medical Center.
Patients will be allowed one visitor OR support person at a time. (Certain exclusions apply). In extenuating circumstances, other exceptions may be made with input from the nursing unit, nursing supervisor, or physician.
All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, except in rare exceptions as determined by the facility.
Temperature and Symptom Screening
At this time, Hunterdon Healthcare will NOT be allowing visitors, patients, or staff to wear neck gaiters, bandanas, or masks with exhalation valves, including N95s or KN95s, while within any of our facilities. If a patient, visitor, or staff arrives at one of our facilities wearing any of these restricted masks/face coverings, they will be asked to remove the restricted mask/face covering and Hunterdon Health will supply a procedural mask for the person to wear while in the facility. We are also highly encouraging the use of medical disposable masks while in the hospital in lieu of cloth masks.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the health of our community is of our utmost concern. Safety procedures at Hunterdon Health are created with the intent to protect both patients and staff. Hunterdon Health’s personal protective equipment standards are informed by advice from authorities such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the New Jersey Department of Health.
Patients and visitors at any Hunterdon Health site are required to wear a face-covering while on-premises. Exceptions to this requirement are patients who:
* Are unconscious
* Are unable to remove the mask on their own
* Are under the age of two years
* Are in respiratory distress
Patients without one of these exclusions who refuse to wear a face-covering pose a significant risk to healthcare workers and other patients, and thus will not be permitted on premises unless they are:
* Patients who present at the emergency department
* Pregnant patients who present in labor
Visitors who refuse to wear a face-covering are not permitted on-premises.