Family and friends can be good medicine for patients, and we encourage open visiting hours to enhance patient care and comfort. In fact, Northern Westchester Hospital gets a perfect score on our visiting hours policy.
Reach Out to a Patient
You can reach out to your loved one with our Reach Out to a Patient Program. Send a message to friends and family at Northern Westchester Hospital.
ICU and CCU Visiting Guidelines
It is most optimal for the patient to have no more than 2 visitors at a time. Children are permitted, but must be accompanied by an adult and not left unattended.
Behavioral Health Visiting Hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Visitors with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should NOT visit patients.
- Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff — weapons and firearms, including those authorized by a permit, may NOT be brought into Northern Westchester Hospital or any NWH facilities or anywhere on our premises.
Patient Condition Reports
When a loved one is ill, it is understandable that family and friends want frequently updated reports of the patient’s condition. If at all possible, we ask families to designate one person to be the primary contact for information on the patient’s progress. In this way, the staff can provide full attention to your loved one’s care.
Bringing Gifts for Patients
Visitors should check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink to patients. Also on the intensive care unit and behavioral health unit, please be aware of the specific rules concerning patient gifts.
As a visitor, you can help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands before and after visiting. Hand santizing gels are located throughout NWH. For the safety of our patients and staff, we request that visitors with a cold, the flu, or other contagious illness or symptoms delay their visit until they are well.