Visitation Guidelines


We understand and respect families and friends wanting to visit patients who have been admitted to Saratoga Hospital. However, we currently are limiting visitation. We have to protect all of our patients and staff during your visit. 

We do encourage virtual visits as an alternative to in-person visitation. If needed, we can provide patients with tablet devices and assistance to help patients connect with friends and family. Patients can ask their care team for additional guidance on virtual visits.

Guidelines for Visitation 

  • Mask are required at ALL TIMES.
  • Masks must be worn appropriately.
  • Visitor badges must be worn above the waist at all times. 
  • Visiting hours: 11 AM - 7 PM
  • Each patient may have up to two visitors at a time.
  • All visitors must be age 12 or older

No visitors are allowed with any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

or if you are on mandatory quarantine or mandatory isolation.

Separate visitation guidelines are established for the following departments:

  • Emergency Department
    • Each patient may have one visitor at a time.
    • All visitors must be age 18 or older.
    • If the department reaches or exceeds capacity, visitation will be temporarily suspended, and any incoming visitors may wait in the Emergency Department waiting area. 
  • Mental Health Unit
    • Visiting hours: 4 PM - 6 PM
    • Each patient may have one assigned visitor per hospital stay.
    • All visitors must be age 18 or older. 
  • Mother/Baby Unit
    • Visitation is not permitted at this time, with the exception of labor support (father of the baby, partner, or other designated support person).
  • Radiation Oncology Center (ROC)
    • Limited to one support person at the time of initial consultation.
  • Surgical Services
    • Each patient may have one visitor in pre-operative and recovery areas.
    • All visitors must be age 18 or older. 

For more details on these separate guidelines, please call 518-587-3222. 

We will continue to provide compassionate exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Saratoga Hospital reserves the right to modify this policy. Visitation rights can be rescinded at any time.

Saratoga Hospital and Saratoga Hospital outpatient facilities shall respect the rights of patients to choose who may visit/accompany them when they are hospitalized or seen in an outpatient setting.

Visitors will not be restricted, limited, or otherwise denied on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability. The patient has the right to withdraw or deny his/her consent to receive specific visitors.

It is not possible to anticipate every instance that may give rise to a clinically appropriate rationale for a restriction or limitation. Our staff will exercise their best clinical judgment when determining when visitation is, or is not, appropriate. Clinical judgment will take into account all aspects of the patient's health.

Updated July 9, 2021