The health and safety of our patients and care teams are a top priority at Columbia. In response to the spread of COVID-19 and in line with the latest guidance from the New York State Department of Health, we are temporarily revising our visitor policy.
Visitors are not allowed to accompany patients to their visits with Columbia providers, except in certain situations, when one person may join the patient at their visit. These circumstances include:
- Pediatric patients, who may be accompanied by one parent or guardian
- Patients requiring physical or cognitive assistance may be accompanied by one person
- Other specific situations where a family member is required as part of certain protocols
All patients and visitors will undergo temperature and symptom screening upon arrival and must wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times. Any visitor who is coughing or shows other signs of illness will be kindly asked to exit the practice.
We encourage patients to keep in contact with their loved ones through Skype, FaceTime, and/or phone during their visits, and we will help you do that.
Please see NewYork-Presbyterian’s website for information about their Visitor Policy.