This page provides information on area hospitals, and what Shabbos and Yom Tov accommodations are available:
St. Mary's Hospital (Boulevard), Passaic, NJ:
St. Mary’s Hospital is inside the Passaic Clifton eruv and is within walking distance to a large portion of the Passaic community. There are pre-packaged food packages available upon request. Additionally you may contact Security for access to the Shabbos room.
Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ:
There is no eruv in the area. There are sleeping and food accommodations available near the hospital. Contact Security or Pastoral Care to access these accommodations. There are also two kosher food pantries on the fifth floor of the Sanzari Children’s Hospital.
St. Joseph's Medical Center, Paterson, NJ:
There is no eruv in the area. There is a Shabbos room in the hospital that is stocked with kosher necessities and has sleeping accommodations. The room is on the 3rd floor. Contact Pastoral Services or Security to gain entry. Yeshiva Gedola of Paterson is located at 555 15th Ave, Paterson, NJ, approximately 2.8 miles from the hospital(an 8 minute drive-Main Ave to Madison Ave to MLK Jr Way to East 33rd to 15th Ave).
Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ:
Holy Name Hospital is within the Teaneck eruv. There is a Bikur Cholim room with sleeping accommodations and Glatt Kosher food available on the third floor of the nursing school, accessible from the main hospital. Contact Pastoral Services or Security to gain entry. The hospital is also within walking distance to Shuls and other Jewish establishments.
Englewood Hospital, Englewood, NJ:
There is an eruv in the immediate area. There is a Shabbos room and kosher kitchen on the third floor of the hospital. Contact Pastoral Services or Security to gain entry. The closest Shul to the hospital is Kesher Synagogue, located at 509 Engle Street, Englewood
New York City Hospitals
Almost all of New York City’s major hospitals have full service Bikur Cholim rooms and Shabbos elevators. There are also Bikur Cholim apartments nearby . Specifically, Colombia Presbyterian in Washington Heights has a fully stocked Bikur Cholim room on the 6th floor of the Morgan Stanely Childrens Hospital building. Contact Pastoral Care at these hospitals for more information.
Apollo Taxi, a Passaic based business, has made arrangements to be available to the Passaic / Clifton Jewish community as a Shabbos / Yom Tov taxi service. It is beyond the scope of this website to delienate the Halachos involved in using a taxi service on Shabbos in situations that calling Hatzolah is not warranted. Apollo Taxi can be reached at 973-777-7787. The drivers are trained to open and close doors, and no payment is expected on Shabbos or Yom Tov. In order to keep this valuable service available, it is important that if you do use Apollo Taxi, payment is made as soon as possible.
If you have feedback on the information contained on this page please contact the Bikur Cholim’s office.
Hatzolah of Passaic/Clifton EMS wishes to thank the dedicated volunteers of the Bikur Cholim of Passaic-Clifton and the Bikur Cholim of Bergen County for their invaluable assistance in preparing this information. Extensive information about area hospitals are available on both websites