St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – New Jersey (Warren Campus) St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – New Jersey (Warren Campus)

St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – New Jersey (Warren Campus)

Updated: 3/9/2021

If you have traveled recently, we ask that you quarantine for 10 days upon return to New Jersey and postpone visiting patients in our St. Lukeʼs hospitals until your quarantine is complete. Exceptions may be granted in special circumstances.

With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind during the latest COVID-19 surge, St. Luke’s Warren Campus will allow 1 visitor per patient at a time with the following restrictions:

  • While visiting your loved one, please observe these guidelines:
    • Visiting patients should be avoided if you are sick. In accordance with the NJDOH guidelines all visitors must undergo a symptom and temperature screening.
    • Masks are to be worn (covering your nose and mouth) along with maintaining a social distance for the duration of the visit.
    • Visitors may not eat/drink while in patient rooms or waiting areas.
    • Visiting hours are between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm for up to 1 visitor aged 18 or older.
  • Exceptions include:
    • Visitation of a patient nearing end of life:
      • Visitors may not congregate in common or waiting room areas while waiting to visit.
      • Visitation is discouraged during change of shift (6:45 am - 7:15 am & 6:45 pm -7:15 pm)
  • Two Parents/guardians may visit a child
  • One visitor to accompany patients for hospital discharge
  • One visitor for patients undergoing same-day surgeries and procedures
  • One visitor per patient in the Emergency Department
  • One visitor per patient requiring support for intellectual or cognitive disability.

No child under age 18 is permitted to visit in the hospital.

The policy will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis.

OFFICE VISITS/OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS:
One (1) visitor per patient is permitted for St. Luke’s office visits and outpatient appointments.
Exceptions may be made in offices when multiple caregivers exist and appropriate social distancing measures can be maintained. Please contact the office, in advance of the appointment, to further discuss.

St. Luke’s understands this policy might present difficulties for some patients, family members and friends, and we are sympathetic to those concerns. At the same time, we must be responsible to the communities we serve and do what’s best to protect everyone. We urge those who might be impacted to please cooperate with our physicians, nurses and staff as they help our organizations fight COVID-19.

A united effort following this common policy will allow us to return to the more normal lifestyle and activities we are all accustomed to as quickly as possible.

Visit https://www.slhn.org/covid-19 for additional details and updates.

*On critical units, visitors will be restricted to 3 specific individuals for the patient’s hospital stay. Exceptions will be permitted by Nurse Manager or the Hospital Supervisor in extenuating circumstances.