Hospital Services

Ocean Medical Center is proud to offer the following amenities to our patients and families.

Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so please let any member of our staff if we can be of assistance!

Food & Beverage

Patient Food Service
Food service is available from 6:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You and your visitors may also enjoy snacks from any of the guest pantries on the floor. Dieticians are on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and have pagers for off-hour needs.

Our Food and Nutrition Services team members play an important role in your recovery and continued good health by making sure the nutritional requirements from your physician are being met.

Each morning, you will receive a menu on your breakfast tray that allows you to choose what food you would like to eat for the following day's breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A nutrition technician will pick up your menu each day. You may also request delivery of a guest tray.

Sometimes a medical procedure will require that you fast or consume only clear liquids. In these cases, or if you are on a special diet, your food choices may be limited. If you have questions about your food choices, please ask to speak with the dietician.

Please do not accept food from home unless you have first checked with your physician or the Food and Nutrition Services team. 

Shore Grille
Located in the main lobby, the grille offers breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, deli, coffee bar, pizza, and desserts. Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Chapel

The Chapel is located on the first floor across from the West elevators. There is a chapel office / Bikur Cholim next to the chapel that can be used for meditation, prayer, or family meetings. It is open at all times to patients and visitors of all faiths. Additionally, our Pastoral Care Department identifies and responds to the spiritual needs of our patients, their families, and staff. 

To request a visit from the chaplain or another member of the Pastoral Care team, ask your nurse to page Pastoral Care.


Concierge Care

Concierge Care is a complimentary service, available to all patients and guests of the Medical Center designed to address non-clinical needs. Concierge Care is available seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with an answering service for after-hours requests. To take advantage of Concierge Care, please call 732-840-2200 or visit the Concierge Desk in the Atrium Lobby.

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Gift Shop

Our gift shop offers a wide variety of flowers & gifts to brighten patient's stays. Long distance well-wishers and those unable to leave their rooms are invited to use the Gift Shop's delivery service by dialing 732-836-4096, to have the purchase directly to the patient's room – with no delivery charge.  

The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Library

Located in the East Wing, basement level, the Ocean Medical Center Health Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After hours access is available through Security or Security Badge.

The library is open to all patients and their family members to assist you in learning more about specific health conditions, treatment options, and research. The library also offers four computers with internet and medical database access. 


Mail, Packages, & Flowers

Any deliveries will be brought directly to your room. Mail received after discharge will be forwarded to your home. Please give any outgoing mail to your nurse.


Notary Public

Services are available by appointment. Contact Guest Relations for more information.


Patient Rooms

The room that you are in allows us to provide the best care possible to fit your medical needs. If there is a change in your condition that requires a different type of care, we may need to move you to another room. Please speak with your nurse if you have any concerns or questions about possible room relocations.

Private Rooms
We know that if given a choice, most patients would prefer a private room. While there are a limited number of private rooms at Ocean Medical Center, most of the rooms are semi-private or shared rooms.

At any time during your stay with us, you may request a private room. We will make every effort to accommodate that request, but please note that private rooms cost more than semi-private rooms and insurance companies may not pay the difference.

Room Cleaning
Your room and bathroom will be cleaned and trash emptied on a daily basis. If you need additional cleaning service, contact our Environmental Services staff or alert your nurse.

 

Pharmacy

Conveniently located on the first floor, next to the Gift Shop and Shore Grille, the Meridian Pharmacy at Ocean Medical Center is available to patients to fill any necessary prescriptions before they even leave the hospital's doors. The Meridian Pharmacy accepts most prescription plans and is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please feel free to call 732-836-4545 if you have any questions.


Telephones

For your convenience, a telephone is provided in each room as a complimentary amenity. The telephone will allow you to receive incoming telephone calls from outside the Medical Center and to dial anywhere within the state of New Jersey without charge.

  • NJ calls to area code 732, Dial 9 + 732 + Telephone Number
  • All other NJ area codes and Toll-Free, Dial 9 + 1 + Area Code + Number
  • All Interstate Calls, Dial 9 and follow instructions on your calling card or prepaid telephone card.
  • Calls within the Medical Center, Dial the extension number or "0" for Operator.
  • Phone problems, Notify your nurse.

Cellular Phones
While cell phone use is permitted, for the comfort of our patients at Ocean Medical Center, we ask that usage be limited to lobby areas, the cafeteria, and outside the Medical Center. Please refrain from using cell phones in patient rooms, waiting areas, elevators, and other areas that might disrupt other patients.


Television

A remote-controlled television is provided in each room free of charge.

Patients televisions can be adapted to allow closed-captioned viewing upon request. For assistance or to report any problems, please contact Guest Relations.


WiFi / Internet Access

WiFi is available throughout the Medical Center, and guests are able to access this service via a personal computer. Please note this is a public wireless access system and should not be used to transmit or access secure information. In addition, you will find certain Web sites are blocked by the Medical Center for policy reasons.