Coronavirus Guidelines (COVID-19)

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Expanded In-Patient Visitation Guidelines, as of 6.24.2020

Welcome! We recognize the positive health benefits a visit from a loved one or friend can have on a patient’s recovery. Please note the safety and well-being of our patients, staff and visitors is first priority. Therefore, In-Patient Visitors are admitted at the discretion of the Hospital’s Patient Access Team, Clinical Staff and Security, and Administration.

  • All people, including every visitor, must wear a mask in the Hospital at all times (except while eating though social distancing must be maintained).
  • One (1) visitor, per patient, per day for up to 3 hours each day from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
  • Legal Proof of Identification, Screening and a Temperature Check are required.
  • Written risks and benefits of a visit as well as appropriate PPE and hand hygiene will be provided to all visitors.
  • Visitor must practice hand hygiene, wash and sanitize hands, and wear appropriate PPE.  If visitors do not comply, they will be asked to leave.
  • Visitor must check-in and check-out at front security desk
  • Upon entering patient’s unit the visitor must report in to the Department’s Nursing Station. (N2 has 4 Units: ICU, CCU, 2N, 2S)
  • Visitor must remain in the patient room at all times.
  • Visitor for a patient with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 will be permitted for 1 hour during general visitation (unless an immediate end-of-life situation).  Appropriate PPE must be worn in patient’s room (mask, gown, gloves and eye protection).
  • Visitor will be fit-tested for an N95by the Safety and Security Department as needed and provided appropriate PPE by the unit nursing staff prior to entering the patient room.
  • No visitors are allowed in the Emergency Department, Procedural Areas or the Recovery Room, exceptions are listed in DOH’s May 20, 2020, COVID-19 Revised Visitation Guidance.
  • Patients undergoing procedures or tests may be accompanied to the facility with a companion and the companion may stay until the intake process is complete and then rejoin the patient for discharge. (Visitor ID, screening, etc. will still apply).
  • Visitors are not permitted in OB, with the exception of the designated support person and doula/midwife.

¡Bienvenidos!
Reconocemos los beneficios positivos para la salud que una visita de un ser querido o amigo puede tener en la recuperación de un paciente. Tenga en cuenta que la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros pacientes, personal y visitantes es nuestra prioridad. Por lo tanto, los visitantes de pacientes hospitalizados son admitidos a discreción del equipo de acceso para pacientes, personal clínico, seguridad y administración del hospital. Si ha viajado a un área de alto riesgo designada por el Estado de Nueva York en los últimos 14 días, se le pedirá que se retire y que haga el automonitoreo de cuarentena.

  • Todas las personas, incluidos todos los visitantes, deben usar una mascarilla en el Hospital en todo momento (excepto mientras se come, aunque se debe mantener el distanciamiento social).
  • Un (1) visitante, por paciente, por día durante un máximo de 3 horas cada día a partir de las 3:00 p.m. hasta las 6:00 p.m.
  • Se requiere prueba legal de identificación, detección y verificación de temperatura.
  • Se proporcionarán por escrito a todos los visitantes los riesgos y beneficios de una visita, así como el EPP (Equipo de Protección Personal) apropiado y la higiene de manos.
  • El visitante debe practicar la higiene de las manos, lavarse y desinfectarse las manos y usar el EPP adecuado. Si los visitantes no cumplen, se les pedirá que se retiren.
  • El visitante debe registrarse y verificar salida en el mostrador de seguridad.
  • Al ingresar a la unidad del paciente, el visitante debe presentarse en la estación de enfermería del departamento. (N2 tiene 4 unidades: UCI, UCC, 2N, 2S)
  • El visitante debe permanecer en la habitación del paciente en todo momento.
  • El visitante para un paciente con COVID-19 confirmado o sospechado se permitirá durante 1 hora durante la visita general (a menos que se produzca una situación inmediata de finalización de la vida). Se debe usar EPP apropiado en la habitación del paciente (mascarilla, bata, guantes y protección para los ojos).
  • El visitante será sometido a una prueba de ajuste para una mascarilla N95 por el Departamento de Seguridad y Protección según sea necesario y el personal de enfermería de la unidad le proporcionará el EPP adecuado antes de ingresar a la habitación del paciente.
  • No se permiten visitantes en el Departamento de Emergencias, las Áreas de Procedimientos o la Sala de Recuperación, las excepciones se enumeran en la Guía Actualizada de visitas COVID-19 del 20 de mayo de 2020 del Departamento de Salud.
  • Los pacientes sometidos a procedimientos o pruebas pueden ser acompañados a las Instalaciones por una persona y este acompañante puede permanecer hasta que se complete el proceso de admisión y luego reunirse con el paciente para el alta. (Identificación del visitante, evaluación, etc., aún se aplicará).
  • Los visitantes no están permitidos en Obstetricia, con la excepción de la persona de apoyo designada y la dula / partera.

 


COVID-19 Testing Information

What is the difference between a COVID-19 PCR (nasal) swab, which is a viral test, and a COVID-19 Antibody Test?  A viral test checks for a current infection. An antibody test checks for a previous infection.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF CALLS, PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS ONLINE OR VIA EMAIL TO SAVE TIME.

COVID-19 PCR Swab Testing  (Diagnoses if you have an active coronavirus infection)

Parrish Memorial Hall (Corner of Lewis Street & Herrick Road, Southampton)

Mondays through Saturdays from 8am to 6pm by appointment only, schedule directly online at https://bit.ly/BloodLabTests or email SBSH_PatientAccessCallCenter@stonybrookmedicine.edu  or call 631-396-6406. A Patient Access Team Member will contact you for pre-registration. A prescription from a physician is required and can be faxed 631-759-4737. Patients with prescriptions who want a same-day appointment can call the COVID-19 Patient Access Flow Manager at 631-461-6076. Please bring a valid ID/license and insurance care. If you do not have insurance or wish to self-pay, payment is in advance at time of scheduling and via credit card only.

East Hampton High School (2 Long Lane, East Hampton NY 11937)

Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am to 4pm by appointment onlyplease call 631-668-3705. You must have a license and Insurance Card with you at time of testing. If you do not have insurance or wish to self-pay, payment is in advance at time of scheduling and via credit card only.

Shelter Island (44 South Ferry Road on Shelter Island)

Wednesdays by appointment only and with a prescription from Dr. Potter. To schedule, please call 631-749-9140, 9 am - 5 pm.

COVID-19 Antibodies Testing (Shows if you have been infected by the coronavirus in the past)

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 Antibodies test (with a physician's prescription) at the below locations, please email SBSH_PatientAccessCallCenter@stonybrookmedicine.edu  or call  631-396-6400  OR Click here to make an appointment online for the following locations:

(A Patient Access Team Member will contact you for pre-registration.)

Southampton

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
(631) 726-8250
(631) 726-8256 Fax
Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday - STATs only

 

Lab South  (Annex)

330 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
(631) 377-3475
(631) 377-3476 Fax
Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Amagansett

532 Montauk Hwy, Suite 102, Amagansett
(631) 527-5117
(631) 527-5119 Fax  
Open Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
(closed 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

East Hampton

200 Pantigo Place, East Hampton
(631) 329-8630
(631) 329-8636 Fax
Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Saturday - 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Hampton Bays

182 West Montauk Highway, Building B, Hampton Bays
(631) 723-3682
(631) 723-3577 Fax
Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
(closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)  
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

 


 

Please note the following update from NYS DOH on 6/14/2020:

Updated Guidance for Resumption of Non-Essential Elective Surgeries and Non-Urgent Procedures in Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Office Based Surgery Practices and Diagnostic and Treatment Centers

The April 29 directive included a requirement that hospitals test all patients receiving elective surgeries and procedures for COVID-19 and patients must test negative for COVID-19 using a molecular assay for detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA prior to any such surgery or procedure. The requirement to administer the test has been revised from three days prior to the elective surgery or procedure, to five days prior to the elective surgery or procedure, and this requirement extends to include both inpatients and outpatients. Test results must be received and reviewed before conducting the surgery or procedure. The only exception would be a non-scheduled emergent procedure, where testing prior to surgery may not be feasible. In this case, a thorough screening and history should be taken, as well as other appropriate precautions. A test should be performed as soon as possible and if positive, may result in the need for health care worker exposure protocols to be followed.

 

Tenga en cuenta la siguiente actualización por parte del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Nueva York  a partir de 14/06/2020:

Guía Actualizada para la Reanudación de Cirugías Electivas No Esenciales y Procedimientos No Urgentes en Hospitales, Centros de Cirugía Ambulatoria, Prácticas de Cirugía en Consultorios y Centros de Diagnóstico y Tratamiento

La directiva del 29 de abril incluyó el requisito de que los hospitales evalúen a todos los pacientes que reciben cirugías y procedimientos electivos para COVID-19 y los pacientes deben dar negativo para COVID-19 usando un ensayo molecular para la detección de ARN de SARS-CoV-2 antes de cualquier cirugía o procedimiento. El requisito de administrar la prueba se ha actualizado de tres días antes de la cirugía o procedimiento electivo, a cinco días antes de la cirugía o procedimiento electivo, y este requisito se extiende para incluir tanto a pacientes internos como ambulatorios. Los resultados de la prueba deben recibirse y revisarse antes de realizar la cirugía o el procedimiento. La única excepción sería un procedimiento de emergencia no programado, donde las pruebas antes de la cirugía pueden no ser factibles. En este caso, se debe hacer un examen exhaustivo y un historial, así como otras precauciones apropiadas. Se debe realizar una prueba lo antes posible y, si es positiva, puede resultar en la necesidad de seguir los protocolos de exposición de los trabajadores de la salud.


Elective Surgeries Resume

Every day we continue to save lives. Over the last three months, we have successfully discharged 117 COVID patients. Additionally, thanks to our community's steadfast adherence to the Governor’s orders and the CDC and DOH guidelines, today we can report an impressive decline in COVID admissions.

We are heartened by this progress and are planning, in accordance with guidance from our colleagues at Stony Brook Medicine, the CDC and the DOH, to resume elective surgeries and screening procedures beginning in June. It is important everyone get the treatments needed to be healthy.

Anyone requiring emergency care, including those suffering with symptoms of cardiac disease, stroke, serious injury, or other acute ailments, should not hesitate to go to our Emergency Department. As a Hospital, we have the most advanced sanitizing technology, including UV-C lights and EPA- approved chemical disinfectants, as well as the professional expertise and experience to provide a safe environment. In fact, there is no known case of a patient contracting COVID-19 while visiting our Hospital. We do not expose non-COVID patients to those who test positive or may have symptoms. Our Hospital is safe and ready to provide excellent care.

Here are guidelines on how to schedule your Surgery.

 

The CDC is now recommending wearing cloth face masks in public spaces. To learn more, including how to make a cloth mask, please click here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Screening Process for Patients Presenting with Symptoms

  • All patients who present to the institution, both to ambulatory sites and the Emergency Department, are screened on arrival using the CDC recommendations.
  • Questions include fever or symptoms of acute respiratory illness such as cough and difficulty breathing. In addition to travel history, patients are asked about exposure to known cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days before symptom onset.
  • Should a patient arrive at the hospital with cough or fever, they are directed to put on a mask before entering the ED.
  • Anyone who the clinician believes is a suspected case of COVID-19 is immediately placed on respiratory isolation, and infection control and the Department of Health is contacted.
  • The current protocol includes a detailed attempt to eliminate other causes of acute respiratory infection, including influenza. If another cause of symptoms is found, then appropriate care for that illness is instituted, and if appropriate, isolation discontinued.  If the patient meets the criteria for a patient under investigation (PUI), specimens are obtained and sent to the lab in Albany.  The current turnover time is 3-5 days and the patient remains on isolation until the results return from their lab.
  • Isolation is strictly enforced. The CDC has guidelines to limit staff exposure to these potentially infected COVID-19 patients before test results are available.
  • Nursing, physician and ancillary staff involved in the care of these patients have been trained in appropriate precautions. 
  • We are actively making contingency plans should we see a surge of patients that exceed capacity.

 

Maternity Patients

 

Stony Brook Southampton is strictly following all CDC and DOH guidelines and policies. Maternity patients should call 631-238-0018 Hamptons OB/GYN and bring their prenatal information. Maternity patients are permitted a support person and a doula or midwife.