The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Pediatrics is affiliated with the Phyllis and David Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. If you are visiting a friend or family member at the Komansky Children’s Hospital, please review the following visitor guidelines.
We understand that the presence of family members and friends is important to your child’s wellbeing. The Komansky Children’s Hospital has open visiting hours, with no set visiting times. Patients or the parent/guardians of patients who are minors may decide who visits and when.
Please note, for the wellbeing of our patients, members of our care team may limit visiting. Our staff will work with patients and visitors, especially those in semi-private rooms, to allow patients time to rest and sleep.
All visitors must receive a pass from the Information Desk at the main entrance.
We strive to prepare a child’s siblings for what they may see or hear while visiting. Speak to the Child Life Specialist within your child’s unit if you would like to make arrangements for sibling preparation.
All inpatient units of NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital observe a daily quiet time to provide children and families with a calming healthcare environment enable children to rest. Designated quiet time hours are posted on each unit, and are announced as they begin. During this time, all occupants are asked to keep noise levels to a minimum.
We ask that family and friends with a cold, cough, fever or rash not visit our patients until healthy. Please request your child’s visitors to clean their hands with Purell® before entering your child’s room, and follow any infection control instructions provided by your healthcare team.
Balloon and Flower Policy
Latex balloons are prohibited in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Komansky Children’s Hospital. For the health and safety of our patients, balloons and flowers (fresh-cut, artificial or dried arrangements) are prohibited in all intensive care units, recovery rooms, operating rooms, nurseries, labor and delivery suites, and oncology and transplant units.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the Komansky Center are completely smoke-free environments – both indoors and outdoors. Smoking is prohibited within hospital buildings, at entrances, on all outside grounds, and in gardens, courtyards and parking facilities.