Patients & Visitors

CMH is the community’s hospital and healthcare network.

(Currently there is a modified Visitation Policy in effect in the Hospital and outpatient locations.
Thank you for your cooperation in protecting our patients, their families and our team members.)


As most of you are aware, COVID cases in the area have increased significantly over the past week. CMH wants to keep you safe.

In order to continue to be able to care for the patients who require emergency and inpatient services, CMH has paused elective procedures and surgeries for the next week. We will continue to do emergency surgeries as necessary. We will resume the procedures when we are able to do so safely.

Thank you for understanding.

Visitation Program for All Hospitalized Patients

Effective 01/04/2022

To schedule a virtual visitation please call the unit where the patient is located or the main hospital number.

With the increase in prevalence of Covid Infections, Columbia Memorial Hospital has modified our visitation policy.

Visiting Hours are from 3pm to 5pm. Patients may have up to 1 healthy visitor at a time for a 30 minute timeframe maximum. Children 12 years to 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

With this increase prevalence of Covid Infections in our community, we strongly encourage you to utilize virtual visitation: Please call the unit where the patient is rooming and they will arrange virtual visitation.

Patient/Family conferences may be scheduled outside of this timeframe. Units may amend this based on the hospital’s capability to receive visitors.

*All visitors will be required to wear a mask.

*All visitors will perform hand hygiene upon entering and

leaving the patient’s room.

*All visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration

of the visit.

Surgical Services:

* Patients undergoing surgical procedures may be accompanied to the hospital by one well person over the age of 18 years.

Emergency Services:

* One designated visitor will be allowed based on patient status and the need for testing and treatment.

Psychiatric Services:

* Not accepting visitors at this time.



Serving More than 100,000 Residents

CMH serves residents in Columbia, Greene, Ulster and Dutchess counties. We’re focused on primary care, health education and advanced surgery. We are a multi-campus healthcare system including a 192-bed acute care hospital and 40 outlying primary and specialty care centers. The hospital and campuses are tobacco free. No tobacco or tobacco products are allowed.

Driving Directions to CMH’s Hospital Campus in Hudson:

The Hospital Campus in Hudson is located at 71 Prospect Ave. The main parking lot and parking garage entrance are easily visible along Prospect Avenue. The campus is a short drive from the Interstate 87 exit in Catskill and can be accessed along several routes in surrounding Columbia County.

Columbia Memorial Valet Parking:

Parking for the disabled- Free
Senior Discount- $1.00 Daily
1 hour or less- $1.00
Up to 2 hours- $2.00
Up to 3 hours- $3.00
Up to 4 hours- $4.00
Day Pass- $4.00
Available 7 am-4 pm

Columbia Memorial Parking Garage

Cash Only

1 hour or less- $1.00
Up to 2 hours- $2.00
Up to 3 hours- $3.00
More than 3 hours- $4.00
Day rate $4.00

Click here for a parking map of the Hudson Campus.


All visitors must check in at the information desk located in the hospital’s main lobby. A visitor identification badge will be given upon arrival. We ask all visitors to adhere to the hours designated by CMH in an effort to provide our patients with adequate rest and privacy.

Patients undergoing surgical procedures may be accompanied to the hospital by one companion who may remain with the patient for the initial intake and then proceed to the Surgical Waiting Area, where they will be contacted by Surgical Services staff.

All visitors must call into the unit using the telephone located in the waiting room. Two visitors will be allowed to visit a ICU patient at a time between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 – 7 p.m. daily.

Visiting hours are unrestricted. Healthy siblings over the age of two may visit, if accompanied by an adult, unless otherwise stated. Guest food trays are offered at breakfast, lunch and dinner for $5 each.

The Department of Emergency services will allow visitors on a limited case by case basis.
Will not be accepting visitors until further notice.

Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.

  • Visitation will be allowed only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.
  • Patients will be permitted one healthy visitor per day. This healthy visitor can change day-to-day. Visitation time will be limited to 30 minutes.
  • Visitor must be 18 years or older.
  • All visitors should present to the main lobby of the hospital wearing a mask. They will be checked in, screened, and have a temperature check. If their temperature is above 100.4 degrees, they will not be permitted entry to the hospital.
  • Visitors for ALL patients will be required to wear a face mask and perform hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the patient room.
  • Visitors for patients who are on enhanced droplet and contact precautions will be required to wear a face mask, eye shield, gown and gloves. Unit staff will assist with the proper wear of PPE and hand hygiene upon entering and leaving the patient room.
  • All visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit and must keep on the required PPE for the duration of the visit.
  • Visitors who cannot comply with this guidance will be asked to leave the hospital.

* Visitation for special considerations related to pediatric patients, women undergoing childbirth, patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), and patients in imminent end-of-life and compassionate exceptions will remain unchanged.


Hours of operation and meal times

The Paul and Clara Kellner Café at CMH is open for patients, visitors and staff on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 7:30 am to 7 pm

Hot breakfast is served
7 am to 10 am
All day continental breakfast

Lunch is served
11 am to 1:30 pm

Afternoon break
Snack items available

Dinner is served
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm