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Putnam Hospital Center Information

The only hospital in Putnam County, Putnam Hospital Center (PHC) is a 164-bed, acute care hospital offering medical, surgical, psychiatric and 24/7 emergency services. Serving the needs of Putnam, northern Westchester and southern Dutchess counties, our award-winning hospital, in Carmel, NY. Find out more about the history of Health Quest hospitals.

Visiting Hours

Our general visiting hours are 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM with some exceptions:

  • Birthing Center: Open visitation for fathers and spouses. For others, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Intensive Care (ICU): 10-minute visits on the hour, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Behavioral Health Services: Weekdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Hospital Etiquette

Please partner with us to maintain the best healing environment for our patients. We encourage you to use the hand foam-sanitizer provided when entering and exiting a patient’s room. It’s also best to limit the number of visitors to two at all times, and if you are ill, please consider staying home.

Children are welcome to visit but they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to sensitivity and the risk of infection, we request that you do not bring children under the age of 13 to visit patients in our various Intensive Care/Critical Care Units.


Curbside Services valets will park your car for you. They will also help you manage wheelchairs and other equipment, perform minor car repairs such as jump-starting dead batteries, provide directions to destinations within the hospital and, in inclement weather, stand ready with umbrellas.

Gift Shop

Typical hospital gift shop? Not ours! Located off the main hospital lobby, you’ll find adorable gifts for the new baby, including beautiful handmade quilts and sweater sets. We have a great selection of stylish jewelry, scarves, handmade totes, gifts for men, collectible items and toys. Of course, we stock the necessities, too, such as cold drinks, snacks, healthcare products, floral arrangements and more.

Flowers and gifts may be ordered by phone and our volunteers will cheerfully deliver them to patient rooms. Please call 845-279-5711 ext. 2853 to order.

Our gift shop is open seven days a week.

7am–7pm Monday-Friday,
8am–6pm Saturday and Sunday

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Our cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the hospital. The cafeteria is open Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, weekends 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Vending machines are located on the main floor by the 664 Stoneleigh Avenue entrance, in the Emergency Department lobby and in the Ambulatory Surgery lobby.

Free WiFi

Putnam Hospital Center is pleased to offer free wireless Internet access to our guests. When you log on, you’ll be presented with a disclaimer screen prompting you to enter your email address to gain full access to the Internet.

Spiritual Services

Putnam Hospital Center strives to provide healthcare services for the whole person-body, mind and spirit. In keeping with this commitment, the Pastoral Services at Putnam Hospital Center provides religious, spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families. In addition, the hospital offers a nondenominational chapel from prayer.

For more information, call 845-279-5711 ext. 2453 or 4453

Patient Forms

DownloadMedical Release Forms Putnam Hospital Center

Patient Resources

For billing and insurance, registration forms and other information needed to prepare you or a family member for a hospital stay, please see Patient Resources.

Driving Directions

From I-84:

Get off Exit 19 (Carmel). At end of ramp, turn right onto Route 312 and drive a little over a mile to the light. At light, turn right onto Route 6 and drive approximately 1-1/2 miles to third light. Turn left at light onto Stoneleigh Avenue and hospital is 2 miles up on the left.

From I-684:

Get off at Exit 8 (Hardscrabble Road/Croton Falls). At end of ramp, follow directions to Croton Falls and drive a little over 1 mile, going through the town of Croton Falls to sign indicating Brewster straight ahead/Lake Mahopac left. Turn left and go .1 miles to light. At light, turn right onto Route 100/202 and go .1 mile. Turn left onto Stoneleigh Avenue and go approximately 2-1/2 miles and hospital is on the right.

Blue hospital signs (H) indicate directions from exits off both interstate highways.