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Patient & Visitor Information

Just ask
If you have any questions about your healthcare, your room, the hospital, or our services, just ask your nurse or member of the Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital team.

We know it can be hard to be away from home — and in a hospital — for any reason. We make sure that we listen to every request or question and then get answers. Talk to us. The goal of every GJSH employee is to make your experience as a patient or visitor as pleasant as possible.

Admission: Registration hours

Admission and ER registration are available 24 hours a day.

Visitors are often good medicine for patients. Family and friends are encouraged to visit patients during their hospital stay. There may be some restrictions, based on the patient’s safety, well-being or medical condition. (See Geisinger's Equal Visitation Policy.)

Visiting hours are 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. daily at the discretion of the nurse in charge.

For the welfare of patients, the nursing staff may request that visitors leave a patient room at any time. Patients may also request the restriction of visitors simply by notifying the nursing staff.

Visitation guidelines

  • Do not visit the hospital if you have any signs of illness, such as a cough, runny nose or fever. If you are not sure whether it is safe to visit, please ask your doctor or one of the nurses caring for patient you want to visit.
  • Ask the patient's nurse if it is OK to bring plants or flowers to a patient’s room. In some cases, they can increase the risk for infection for patients.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the hospital if they become disruptive or interfere with the comfort or care of patients, other visitors or staff.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on the GJSH campus.

Tobacco use
Geisinger cares about your health and the health of our employees. The entire Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital campus is a tobacco-free environment.