Preparing for your Stay

For admissions, make sure to bring your Social Security Number, insurance card, Photo ID (such as a driver’s license or state photo ID), Medicare card and Advance Directive (living will).

To ensure a comfortable hospital stay, you can elect to bring some personal items such as personal toiletries, bathrobe and slippers or socks, list of medications you are currently taking, glasses, dentures, hearing aids and any instructions your physician may have provided

We ask you NOT to bring jewelry or other valuables, extra money or additional credit cars, a hair dryer, electric shaver, or other electrical appliances.

During your Stay

While under our care, you will be cared for by essential members of our staff.  A variety of professionals will attend to the many tasks required to ensure your needs are met.

In addition to your medical team, our Food and Nutrition Services team works with your Physician to determine the diet that is right for you and our Building Services department will ensure that your room is clean.

Our Nurses are here to uphold your rights as a patient.  They are responsible for conveying to you your health status, medication requirements, and medical treatments and procedures, as well s helping you deal with any challenges you may face over the course of your care.

You can use patient room call bells to page a Nurse for emergency help or regular assistance, day and night.


Due to the current increase in COVID-19 and in an effort to protect our patients, staff and community, general visitation at all One Brooklyn hospitals and ambulatory care centers is suspended as of Monday, January 10, 2022.  We understand that this is a difficult time for patients and families.  We thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

Visitation will BE ALLOWED ONLY in the following circumstances:

    • -Family members or legal representatives of patients in end-of-life situations
    • -One parent or guardian per patient on the Brookdale Pediatric Unit
    • -One parent per newborn on the Brookdale Maternity Unit
    • -Support persons for patients with disabilities who require assistance
    • -Surgical patients’ visitors must leave after the check-in process and return when patients are ready for pickup.


Visitors allowed under the exceptions listed above must comply with the following:

    • -Be 18 years or older
    • -Wear a surgical mask.  The OBH hospitals or centers will provide a surgical mask or KN95 if needed to all patients and “Approved” visitors upon arrival.  Masks must be worn at all times, covering the mouth and nose.  Visitors who fail to wear a surgical mask or KN95 and other PPE properly will be asked to leave the facility.
    • -Undergo symptom screening and a temperature check upon entry into the facility.  If the visitor’s temperature is 100 degrees F or greater, the visitor will not be allowed.
    • -Show proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID PCR test collected within 72 hours of the visit date.
    • -Not have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 over the last 14 days or not had COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days.

Please note the OBH visitation policy will be adjusted as needed to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, visitors and community.