During Your Stay at NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

For Your Consideration At NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Private Accommodations

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia offers private suites and rooms for patients on most units for an additional cost. The McKeen Pavilion, located on the ninth floor in the Milstein Hospital Building, is a private nursing unit with a hotel-like environment. All rooms are private and many include beautiful Hudson River views. Suites are also available that include a visitors’ sitting room with a sleeper sofa and bathroom. Please contact the Admitting Department at (212) 305-7091 or let your physician know if you are interested in private accommodations. You will be billed for the difference in cost between a semiprivate and private room. Normally, insurance plans do not cover the additional charge.

If a semi-private room is not available, you may be assigned to a private room but will not be charged a private room rate. If a semi-private room becomes available, you will have the option of moving to a semi-private room or electing to stay in the private room for an additional private room charge.

Private Duty Nursing (212) 305-2525

Private duty nurses and companions may be hired through the Private Duty Nursing Office, located in the fourth floor Radiology Waiting Room, MHB-04-505, in the Milstein Hospital Building. The Private Duty Nursing Office is open seven days a week from 7 am to 8 pm. After hours, please call the Private Duty Nursing Office and you will be assisted by the On-Call Coordinator.

Private duty nurses and companions are not employed by the Hospital. Their fees will be quoted to you when you call the office. Payment can be made by credit card at the Private Duty Nursing Office.

Global Services (212) 746-9100

If your primary residence is in a country other than the United States, please contact Global Services. Our Global Services staff speak many languages and are available to assist international patients and loved ones with medical and non-medical services, including scheduling doctor appointments, escorting patients to procedures, requesting second medical opinions, and providing information about lodging. The Global Services office is located in the Milstein Hospital Building, ninth floor Central.

Organ Donation

Should you wish to consider organ donation and enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry, you may do so by calling the New York State Organ and Tissue Donor Registry toll-free at (866) NYDONOR or (866) 693-6667. You may also enroll through the: