Kings County Hospital Center
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Information for Patients and Visitors

Kings County Hospital Center is located at 451 Clarkson Avenue (between New York and Albany Avenues), Brooklyn, NY 11203.

For appointments, call 718-245-3325.
For general information, call 718-245-3131.

Visiting Hours

Patients have the right to designate any visitors, including a spouse, domestic partner, a same sex domestic partner, another family member or a friend. This hospital does not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation privileges based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Patients may withdraw or deny consent to visitation to anyone at any time.

Visitors are asked to observe the hours below when visiting patients at the hospital:


Adult & Pediatric Medical and Surgical Units 11:00 am-8:00 pm
Maternity - General 3:00-4:00 pm; 7:00-8:00 pm
Maternity - Fathers Only 2:00-4:00 pm; 6:00-8:00 pm
Maternity - Nurseries -- Mothers, fathers and grandparents 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Intensive Care / Cardiac Units 2:00-8:00 pm

Visiting in special care units is always at the discretion of the nurse-in-charge, in accordance with the patient's medical condition.

Important Telephone Numbers for Hospital Patients


 Admitting  718-245-7401
 Clinic Appointments  718-245-3325
 Pastoral Care  718-245-7400
 Patient Information  718-245-7400
 Patient Accounts  718-245-5050
 Patient and Guest Relations  718-245-7418

If you or a loved one will be staying with us ...

Patients being admitted to the hospital are asked to bring personal items that will help make their stay comfortable, especially pajamas or nightgown, bathrobe, slippers, toothbrush and other toilet articles. They should also bring any proper insurance identification such as Blue Cross, Medicare and/or Medicaid cards, and other hospital insurance cards they have.

The hospital has phones to rent or buy. New telephones are available for purchase at $7. The use of cell phones is prohibited within the hospital. Television rental is available for $5.00 per day.

At the time of admission, an accompanying relative or friend should take home any cash, jewelry or other valuables. The hospital cannot accept responsibility for money or valuables taken to the nursing units.

The hospital's general discharge time is 11:00 am Each patient's healthcare team includes a case manager who will arrange for follow-up care and other services needed to ensure that recuperation is successful.

Know Your Rights

View the Patient Bill of Rights.

Patient Privacy

Patients at Kings County Hospital Center are protected by the HHC Notice of Privacy Practices. We encourage you to review this Notice and become familiar with your rights regarding the use and protection of your personal data. The Notice of Privacy Practices is available in many different languages.

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