For Visitors

JCMC Visitors information

A Guide to A Good Visit

At Jersey City Medical Center, we support equal visitation this includes not denying visit based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender indentity/expression or disability. Children under the age of 14 may visit with prior approval by security and the clinical staff. Restrictions to child visitation may apply based on guidelines from regulatory agencies.

Our hospital realizes the essential role all visitors play in a patient's recovery. For the comfort of our patients, we ask that visitors please observe the following guidelines for a good visit:

  • In order to give patients the opportunity to enjoy each visitor, we recommend limiting visitors to two at a time.
  • Help us create a quiet, healing environment by limiting noise and maximizing privacy for all patients.
  • Please cooperate when Healthcare team members ask you to wait in a lounge area while delivering patient care.
  • Please refrain from visiting if you are visibly ill (i.e., sneezing, coughing, etc.).
  • For their own safety, please do not leave minors unattended in waiting rooms.
  • Please check with the patient’s nurse regarding any dietary restrictions before offering food or beverages to the patient.
  • For the safety and protection of patients and staff with allergies, latex balloons are not permitted. Mylar balloons are acceptable in all areas of the Medical Center.
  • We have provided hand sanitizers throughout the hospital to protect you and your loved ones from the spread of infection. Please use them before and after your visit. Rub your hands until dry for at least 15 seconds upon arrival prior to entering a patient’s room.
  • To promote a quiet environment, please do not make cell phone calls in the patient rooms or on the units. Feel free to go to the lounge or waiting area if you need to make a call.
  • Please keep your cell phones on “vibrate” while visiting.
  • The staff recognizes your commitment to your loved one and understands that you need time for yourself away from the hospital.

Visiting Hours

General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Pediatrics: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. One parent or primary caregiver for the child may have 24-hour access to visit their children. Siblings, at least 2 years old, may visit on Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Maternity: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Birthing partners may stay overnight. Siblings, at least 2 years old, may visit from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors must obtain a picture pass provided by the Hospitality desk. All visitors must present a valid state or county ID (foreigners may use passports).

Adult Intensive Care MICU/CCU/SICU: Patients in critical care areas need rest and quiet. Visiting is from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Only two visitors at a time may visit patients in the medical or surgical ICU or CCU.

Psychiatry: Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Weekends and Holidays 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Parents may stay 24 hours a day. Grandparents may visit when accompanied by a parent. Only two visitors at a time may stay at the bedside. No visitors are allowed during shift change and intravenous fluids change at 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for 60 minutes. Parent with an ID bracelet can visit any time and duration desired. Two visitors are allowed at a time for each patient, this includes the person with ID bracelet.

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