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At CentraState Medical Center, we recognize the important role visitors can play in patient recovery and well-being, so we encourage family members and friends to visit often. Visiting hours may vary by department and can be accessed in the FAQs below.

If you would like to get information about the condition of a patient at CentraState Medical Center or a direct phone line, please call 732-294-2600.

Flu Restrictions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have predicted a severe flu season this year. During this time we are restricting visits from children under 14 years of  age to protect your loved one who is under our care. As a reminder, children may not be left unattended while others in the family are visiting patients.

We encourage all visitors who have a cough or respiratory illness to refrain from visiting until they are well.

The CDC also recommends the Influenza vaccine for anyone six months or older. Click here for more information.

Update on the Coronavirus Restrictions

Due to the latest ongoing investigation of the coronavirus outbreak in China, we ask that you please put on a mask if visiting the hospital and speak with the greeter immediately if you have:

  • traveled to China
  • been with someone who has traveled to China
  • had close contact with a person who is under investigation for coronavirus while that person was ill

And if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath

We encourage all visitors who are experiencing these symptoms to refrain from visiting until they are well.


The CentraStar Café is located in the main lobby of CentraState Medical Center. It provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, specialty coffees, and bakery goods. CentraStar Café hours are:

  • Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Conveniently located on the main floor of CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus adjacent to the medical center, the Liberty Café serves a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items, snacks, and beverages, including specialty coffees and teas. Selections include daily and weekly specials, a children’s menu, and assorted favorites such as:

  • Breakfast omelets, sandwiches, and whole-wheat pancakes
  • Freshly prepared salads
  • Deli sandwiches, wraps, and paninis
  • Burgers (beef, turkey, or vegetarian) and other grill items
  • Soups and side dishes
  • Protein shakes and bars
  • Fruit smoothies and home-baked desserts

View the Liberty Café menu

We offer indoor seating, outdoor courtyard seating (weather permitting), and takeout options. Takeout service can be ordered by calling 732-294-2599 or ext. 2599 from within the hospital.

For your convenience, there is an ATM machine on site, and credit cards are accepted for Liberty Café purchases. We also offer Frequent Flyer Coffee Cards and sell prepaid debit cards.

Liberty Café Hours:
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Grill closes at 2:30 p.m.)
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Grill closed)
Sunday: Closed.


We recognize the important role visitors can play in patients’ recovery and well-being, so we encourage family members and friends to visit often.

Medical/Surgical Patient Units and Short-Stay Unit
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Critical Care Units (ICU/CCU)
Immediate family members may visit patients at any time. All evening visitors arriving after 8 p.m. must check in at the security post, located in the Emergency Department waiting area. Visitors must ring bell for access to ICU/CCU from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Please arrange with the nursing staff for a child to visit a patient. Children are not permitted to visit patients in isolation.

Community Psychiatric Services (Inpatient)
Hours: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitors must be 18 years or older.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors must be over age 14, 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.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parents may stay overnight. All visitors must be at least age 12.

Rest and quiet time are important for patients. Therefore, two visitors will be permitted at one time during visiting hours. Exceptions may be made in special circumstances.

Children are permitted to visit with adult supervision. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted as overnight visitors. Children are to be in good health for the safety of our patients. During flu season, the hospital reserves the right to restrict visits from children under 14 years of age to our patients.

A visitor may stay overnight in a private room. One overnight visitor is allowed to stay in a semi-private room with permission from nursing staff and patient’s roommate.

We request that visitors refrain from bringing food because patients 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 meals.

Yes. Fresh flower arrangements may also be purchased in the Gift Shop, which is located in the main lobby. The Gift Shop also accepts phone orders for floral arrangements.

Live flowers or plants are not permitted in the Critical Care Unit. Cards and personal items such as pictures, signs, and/or posters are permitted.

If flowers are received for a patient after the patient has been discharged, privacy regulations prevent us from giving the florist/gift shop the patient’s address. It will be up to the florist/gift shop to contact the customer who placed the order for more information.

Yes. CentraState Medical Center offers free valet parking for patients and visitors. Valet parking attendants are stationed near the admitting entrance at the front of the hospital and at the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus side entrance. The service is offered weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yes. For the comfort and convenience of our patients, cell phone use is permitted; however, please refrain from using cell phones in patient rooms, waiting areas, elevators, or other areas that might disrupt patients.

WiFi is available at CentraState Medical Center in certain areas throughout the hospital. To access it, simply turn your WiFi on and connect to the available networks for your device.

centrastate gift shopYes. A Gift Shop is located in the main lobby of the hospital. The shop offers free, same-day bedside delivery of flowers and gifts. You can shop in-store or online.

Call us for information on special promotions or discounts for CentraState volunteers, veterans, and senior citizens at 732-294-2648.

Hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7pm. Please note that hours are subject to change.

Yes. We will gladly deliver mail to patients while they are at the hospital. However, 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.