Visiting Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai welcomes your visit. Please help us ensure a healthy and safe environment for all of our patients, visitors, and staff. We will continue to review and update our visitor policy, so please check back here before coming to visit your loved one. We appreciate your cooperation.
Mount Sinai Health System Visitor Policy
We ask that all visitors please follow the policy below.
- Mount Sinai strongly encourages all visitors to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccination.
- Visitors must be 12 years of age or older.
- Any visitor who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 10 days or who has been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 10 days will not be allowed to enter the hospital.
- Visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask at all times during their visit. Mask usage is required in certain areas, including cancer and transplant units and the neonatal intensive care unit, but optional in most areas of our facilities. Surgical, KN95, or N95 masks are all acceptable. A surgical mask will be provided if needed. If necessary, visitors will be given personal protective equipment and shown the proper way to wear it.
- Visitors must wash their hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer, before entering and exiting a patient’s room.
- Visitors must stay in the patient’s room throughout their visit unless asked to step out by hospital staff. Visitors are not allowed during procedures, aerosol-generating treatments, or in the recovery room.
Locations and Hours:
For adult patients, two visitors are permitted each day. Inpatient visitation hours vary by location; they are as follows:
- The Mount Sinai Hospital: 9 am to 9 pm. Two adult visitors are allowed at the bedside. Visitors are interchangeable daily.
- Postpartum visitation hours: 9 am to 9 pm
- Mount Sinai Morningside: 9 am to 9 pm. Only two people are allowed at the bedside at a time. No limit on the number of visitors per patient per day.
- Mount Sinai West: 9 am to 9 pm. Only two people are allowed at the bedside at a time. No limit on the total number of visitors per patient per day.
- Postpartum visitation hours: 9 am to 9 pm
- ICU visitation hours: 11 am to 9 pm. Two visitors will be allowed at the bedside at one time.
- Maternity Designated Support Person visitation hours: Open visiting hours
- Intensive Care Unit (NICU) visitation hours: Open visiting hours (mother and designated support person only)
- Unit 7G visitation hours: 3 pm to 4:30 pm
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel: 9 am to 9 pm. For adult patients, two adult visitors are permitted at the bedside at a time. Visitors are interchangeable daily.
- Behavioral Health visitation hours: 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 7 pm. For adult patients, two adult visitors are permitted daily but only one at a time.
- Mount Sinai Queens: 10 am to 6 pm. Two adult visitors are permitted daily but only one at a time.
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn: 10 am to 8 pm. Two adult visitors are allowed at the bedside at a time. Visitors are interchangeable daily.
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai: 9 am to 9 pm. For adult patients, two adult visitors are permitted at the bedside at a time. Visitors are interchangeable daily.
- Mount Sinai South Nassau: 12 pm to 8 pm. Two adult visitors are permitted daily but only one at a time.
- Postpartum visitation hours: 10 am to 6 pm, please see the full Maternity Visitor Policy.
- Labor and Delivery: Two healthy support persons (including a doula if applicable) are allowed to be with obstetric patients (pregnant patients) on the labor and delivery and postpartum units.
- Pediatrics and NICU: For pediatric patients and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients, two visitors 12 years or older are allowed at the bedside during hospital visiting hours. Visitors 12-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. One adult visitor (>18 years and/or legal guardian) may be at the patient’s bedside 24 hours a day, including sleeping overnight, in all pediatric units except the NICU. Two adult visitors (>18 years and/or legal guardian) may accompany a child to the preprocedure area, and one of them may be in the recovery room with a pediatric patient.
- Emergency Department: One visitor is permitted for emergency room (ER) patients. ER staff may limit the number of visitors to ensure staff and patient safety.
- Exceptions to visitation policies may be granted for imminent end of life (within 24 hours), patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and/or cognitive impairments, labor and delivery, pediatrics, and/or at the discretion of hospital leadership.
- The visitor policy may be adjusted to ensure the safety of patients, staff, and visitors. If necessary, staff may limit the number of visitors and hours of visitation, or temporarily prohibit visitors entirely.
- Visitors who do not comply with all of the above requirements will be asked to leave.
MSHS Ambulatory Visitor Policy
Mount Sinai welcomes visitors to our outpatient practices; however, our visitor policy will be limited to ensure safety within the practices. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
- One visitor will be allowed per patient
- Pediatric patients may be accompanied by two adult caregivers
- Visitors must be 18 years of age or older
- Visitors must wear a proper face covering in certain areas, including cancer and transplant practices. A mask will be provided if needed. Mask usage is encouraged, but optional, in other areas.
- Visitors who have symptoms of COVID-19 or another contagious illness, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 10 days, or has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past 10 days will not be allowed into an ambulatory practice.
Please note the visitor policy may be adjusted to ensure the safety of staff, patients, and visitors. There may be times when visitors are limited. Patients should check with their providers before their appointments.
Requirements for Procedural Waiting Rooms
Each patient is allowed one visitor/escort/support person to stay with the patient until the patient is brought in for their procedure and to visit with the patient for a brief time in the recovery area when it is safe to do so.
Limited exceptions for pediatrics, childbirth, end-of-life situations, organ retrievals, and patients with intellectual, developmental, or other cognitive disabilities are allowed. Nursing administration is available to assist our clinical, security, and screening teams in managing requests for exceptions.
This policy applies to the following hospitals:
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Morningside
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai South Nassau
- Mount Sinai West
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai