Holmdel, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center is accepting patients in need of emergency care, into the Emergency Department at this time.  This follows a brief period of diverting patients to nearby hospitals, while Bayshore Medical Center conducted COVID-19 screening, to protect patients, team members and the communities Bayshore Medical Center serves. The temporary divert was reported to TAPinto as lifted yesterday, when thorough screenings were reported as clear. 

According to the HMH website: See guidelines for all HMH hospitals below, and information regarding an available app and discount code, to download for HMH convenient care: 

Update Non-Urgent and Elective Procedures at all Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals
The U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., “advised hospitals to cancel elective surgeries during the COVID-19/novel coronavirus pandemic.” Additionally, the American College of Surgeons also issued recommendations for management of elective surgical procedures. In response, Hackensack Meridian Health announced that non-urgent and non-emergency hospital/campus-based surgeries and procedures will be postponed for two weeks. This new policy will be fully effective on Tuesday, March 17.

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This temporary measure will allow our hospitals to enact preparedness plans we have been developing for weeks to create capacity and continue to deliver high quality care during the anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases.

Surgeries and procedures will continue to take place at our non-hospital, off-campus sites. Our physician offices are open.

New Visitor Policy Restrictions
Please check with us often as this policy may be updated as events warrant.

Nursing and rehabilitation facilities – No visitors
Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals – No visitors
The situation surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to evolve and changes occur rapidly. Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is restricting visitation across all of its hospitals. This restriction becme effective Friday, March 13, 2020. The health and safety of HMH patients, their families, and team members is always a top priority for HMH.

Visitation exceptions will be made in certain situations, including:

  • Hospice
  • Pediatric care
  • Ambulatory Care/Same day surgery (one visitor)
  • Maternity/Labor and delivery (one visitor)

Once a visitor is approved, they will undergo a temperature screening. They will need to provide their contact information in the event that tracing becomes necessary. Phone and video calls to patients are welcome and encouraged.

As a precautionary measure and to keep patients and team members safe, HMH is also asking its team members to self-monitor their temperature before they report to work.

These proactive precautions are taken to protect HMH patients, team members, and the communities they serve. HMH is sensitive to the separation this restriction causes patients and their loved ones, but  this measure of protection is essential at this time to keep people safe.

Worried about coronavirus? Telemedicine can help.

With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to seek the right care at the right place.

Hackensack Meridian Health is here to help make it easy to seek care in the most convenient manner.

With the Convenient Care NOW mobile app, you can have a visit with a board-certified physician on your phone, your tablet or your computer. There’s no need to leave your house and risk further exposure.

Convenient Care NOW Mobile App

The doctors follow the latest CDC guidelines with COVID-19. We, along with the CDC, recommend that patients at risk for COVID-19 who are not yet showing symptoms or have mild symptoms be evaluated virtually before going to an urgent care facility, doctor’s office or emergency department.

You can learn more about your risk and the symptoms of COVID-19 by checking out the CDC web site.

Now for a limited time only, New Jersey residents can schedule online visits at ConvenientCareNow.com for just $20. Use promo code HMH20.


Bayshore Medical Center is a 211-bed not-for-profit community hospital located in Holmdel, New Jersey, providing health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines, including: emergency medicine, cardiac catheterization, surgical services, wound care, sleep services, diagnostic imaging, women's services with digital mammography, as well as a designated primary stroke center. Its’ Center for Bariatrics is one of the most comprehensive in the region offering free informational sessions, pre-surgical education and evaluation, personal guidance through the surgical process, nutritional support, exercise components and support groups. For more information, visit www.bayshorehospital.org.