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Visitor Information

At CentraState Medical Center, we recognize the important role visitors can play in patients' recovery and well-being, so we encourage family members and friends to visit often.

Rest and quiet are also important for patients. We therefore ask that the number of visitors at one time in patients' rooms be limited to two.
Visitors are also asked to refrain from bringing food because the patient they are visiting may be on a special diet. Patients may request through their nurse to have additional meals delivered to their room so that guests may dine with them. There is a charge for the additional meal(s).
Visiting Hours
Community Psychiatric Services (Inpatient)
Hours: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekdays and weekends
Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU)
Immediate family members may visit patients in the Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU) during the following times:
  • 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Children over the age of five who are immediate family members and are in good health may visit patients. Please arrange with the Nursing staff for a child's visit. Children are not permitted to visit patients in isolation. Only two visitors per patient are permitted.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • All visitors must be over 14 years of age, except for the newborn's brothers or sisters.
  • Children must be in good health and be accompanied by an adult.
  • Only the one or two people chosen by the mother prior to admission are permitted to visit during the mother's labor. All other visitors must wait in the designated waiting area.

Medical/Surgical Patient Units & Short-Stay Unit
Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.*
  • *Parents may stay overnight
  • All visitors must be at least 12 years old.


Dining Options
The CentraStar Café is located in the main lobby of CentraState Medical Center, provides breakfast, lunch and dinner foods, as well as specialty coffees and bakery items. Hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Liberty Café is located on the main floor of CentraState's Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, which is adjacent to the hospital and connected by an enclosed walkway, serves a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner foods, coffees and snack items. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m. to 9:00  p.m., Sat. 8:00 am-3:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The phone number is (732) 294-2599, or ext. 2599 when calling from within CentraState. Click here for full menu.

Fresh flower arrangements may be purchased in the Gift Shop located in the main lobby. The Gift Shop also takes telephone orders for floral arrangements. Contact the Gift Shop at (732) 294-2648 for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: If flowers are received for a patient after the patient has been discharged, privacy regulations prevent us from giving the florist the patient's address. It will be up to the florist to contact the customer who placed the order for more information.

Gift Shop

A Gift Shop is located in the main lobby of the hospital. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, subject to change. The telephone number is (732) 294-2648.

Mail for Patients

We will gladly deliver mail to patients while they are at the hospital. Please note, however,that privacy regulations prevent us from forwarding mail to patients who have been discharged. Instead, it will be marked "Return to Sender" and returned to the post office.