Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Newton Medical Center Visiting Hours

General visiting hours at Newton Medical Center are 11:00am to 8:00pm daily. We also support a patient-centered, 24-hour 7-days-a-week open visitation philosophy, which allows visitation outside the general visiting hours. Some exceptions do apply, as noted below, so please speak with the nursing staff on the specific unit you plan to visit to get the most up-to-date information.


  • Parents of the newborn are admitted at all times.
  • Other visitors are permitted to visit from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
  • Non-siblings under the age of 12 are not permitted.

Behavioral Health

Visitors are permitted Monday through Friday, 6:00 to 8:00pm or by special arrangement.

Intensive Care Unit/Critical Care Unit

Visitors are permitted from 8:00am to 6:30pm and 8:00pm to 6:30am. Quiet hours are encouraged between 2:00 and 4:00pm for patients to rest.

Note: Visitation is limited to family and significant others in the Labor and Delivery Unit and Intensive Care Unit.

Visitors will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, sex, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.