NewYork-Presbyterian has open visiting hours. To provide patients with more support from their loved ones, there are no set visiting times. Patients or a support person, selected by the patient when he/she is admitted, may decide who visits and when. Visitors may include but are not limited to a spouse, same or opposite sex domestic partner, another family member, or a friend, for emotional support during the course of his/her stay. Please note, for the well-being of our patients, members of the care team may limit visiting. Our staff will work with visitors and patients, especially those in semi-private rooms, to allow patients time to rest and sleep. 

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital does not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. 

Open visiting hours do not apply to NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester and other psychiatry units. Visiting hours on these units vary. For information about visiting hours at NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester, please call 914-997-5700. For psychiatry units at other sites, check with the patient's care team.

Visitor Guidelines

Preventing Infections

Please help prevent the spread of infections. If any of your child’s family or friends have a cold, cough, fever, or rash, please ask them not to visit until they feel better. Ask your child’s visitors to clean their hands with Purell® before they come into your child’s room.

Balloon Policy

Latex balloons are prohibited in the Hospital. For the health and safety of our patients, balloons and flowers (fresh cut, artificial, and dried arrangements) are prohibited in all intensive care units, recovery rooms, operating rooms, nurseries, labor and delivery suites, and oncology and transplant units.

No Smoking Policy

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is a completely smoke-free environment—indoors and outdoors. Smoking is prohibited in Hospital buildings, at entrances, on all outside grounds, and in gardens, courtyards, and parking facilities.