Patients & Visitors


Visitor Guidelines
Shore Medical Center’s visitor guidelines are as follows: 

  • Visiting hours are 9 am – 6 pm daily, seven days a week.
  • Two visitors are permitted per patient at a time for inpatient units and the emergency department
  • Visitors must be 14 years or older
  • Maternity patients may have one support person plus one visitor. The support person who spends the night must be 18 or older. 
  • One visitor will be permitted in waiting areas, provided social distancing can be maintained and the visitor is age 18 or older. 

The following is required from all visitors:

  • Visitors will undergo a temperature check upon entering the hospital. If they have a temperature that falls out of guidelines, they will not be allowed entry into the hospital. All visitors must be 14 years of age or greater, with rare exceptions.
  • All visitors must comply with the requirements to minimize spread of infection and wear appropriate PPE as recommended by the CDC (bandannas, gaiters, or masks with exhalation valves as a mask are not permissible).  A surgical mask will be provided to visitors if necessary. If a visitor refuses to wear a mask or other PPE as indicated, they will be asked to leave the hospital.
  • In addition, all visitors must perform hand hygiene before visiting a patient.  Once in the hospital, visitors must remain in the patient's room (or Emergency Department bay) throughout the visit, except when directed by hospital staff to leave during an aerosol-generating procedure or other procedures in which visitors are usually asked to leave.
Our Mission

Our mission is to provide patient-centered care. The welfare and safety of patients and visitors are of paramount concern, therefore and we support and encourage a healthy environment and lifestyle. Towards that end, the Shore Medical Center campus is tobacco-free. Use of tobacco is not permitted in the facility, parking areas or adjoining spaces. We respect our patients' right to privacy, confidentiality and to fully understand the details of their condition and treatment options. Shore Medical Center has staff translators and a language translation phone service to ease communication for those who do not speak English. This will help insure that all patients and their families understand important healthcare information.

Shore Medical Center complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity and/ or expression.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Click here to view the Notice of Nondiscrimination

Patient Guide: Key Information for Your Stay

Managing Post-Operative Pain

Click here to view an educational resource to help you or your loved one manage their post-operative pain.

Managing After Surgery

Click here to view an educational resource to help you or your loved one manage their nausea after surgery.

Educational Resources for Patients
Patient & Visitor Quick Links