At Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, we are taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible for our patients, visitors and staff. Please be aware of the following temporary changes to our guidelines before visiting Rutgers Cancer Institute locations.
- Patients scheduled for their FIRST in-person clinic visit may bring one visitor over the age of 18. This does not apply to treatment appointments or follow-up clinic visits.
- Patients with a language barrier that impacts their ability to navigate through Rutgers Cancer Institute unescorted are permitted one friend or family member over the age of 18.
- Other visitor exceptions will be permitted if pre-arranged via appointment screening calls including those based on:
- Age or cognitive ability to consent to treatment
- Compliance with the New Jersey Department of Health disabilities statement
- All other visitors that do not fall under the above exceptions can accompany patients to the screening tables ONLY, where if needed, patients will receive ambulatory assistance. Patients can then be picked up upon conclusion of the appointment. Pediatric patients must be accompanied by one parent or guardian only (no siblings).
- No visitors 18 years of age and under will be permitted.
- Pediatric patients are asked to go directly to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic on the second floor for blood work and to register – not on the first floor as usually done.
- All visitors and adult/pediatric patients are required to wear a mask and will receive a temperature screening upon entry.
Please note there are also visiting restrictions in place at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) New Brunswick that may impact visitors to Rutgers Cancer Institute.