Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sinai a rehabilitation hospital?

New England Sinai is a long-term acute care hospital offering both high quality medical care and comprehensive rehabilitation programs for pulmonary, post-surgical, medically complex, cardiac, and rehabilitation patients.  Individual medical coverage is available 24 hours a day.  Sinai's rehabilitation programs are certified by CARF, Inc., demonstrating Sinai's commitment to top quality medical rehabilitation care.

How long will I stay at New England Sinai?

Length of stay varies for each individual patient. However, the average length of a hospital stay at Sinai is 25 to 30 days.

How many hours per day will I work with therapy?

At Sinai each patient is treated with his or her specific needs in mind according to an individually designed plan of care. Sinai's extensive therapy programs may include physical therapy rehabilitation, occupational therapy rehabilitation, speech-language therapy and respiratory therapy.  Some of Sinai's therapy treatment plans will take place at the bedside while other therapy will be in the gym depending on the area of focus. Weekend therapies are determined by the therapist.

How many patients are in each room?

Most rooms are semi-private.

Will I have TV, telephone and wireless internet service?

Free wireless internet is available at all three locations. Bedside TV and telephone is available in all rooms.  Patients can listen to music on TVs at the Stoughton location.  There is no charge for TV, cable service, or telephone calls within local area codes at the Stoughton and Dorchester locations.  Television and telephone service can be arranged for a small fee per day at the Boston location.  Please ask your nurse if you are interested in either service.

What are the visiting hours?

Visiting hours are from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., daily.  An adjustment to the hospital visiting hours can be arranged at the nurse manager's discretion.  During warm weather, our Stoughton campus patio area is furnished with umbrella tables and chairs for patients and families to use with physician approval.

Will my doctor follow me there?

If your doctor is on the staff at Sinai he or she may elect to follow you.  The majority of our patients are assigned an attending physician for their stay.  Upon discharge from the hospital a full report is sent to the primary care provider and/or the referring physician to ensure your secure medical records are complete.

Will my insurance cover all my services?

While there may be charges not covered by your insurance, it is best to check your individual policy for specific coverage benefits.  Sinai's admissions department will secure insurance pre-certification and check hospital benefits prior to your admission.  At the time of admission all patients are given a detailed insurance write-up explaining how your Sinai stay will be paid.

How is the food? Can my family bring food?

At Sinai we take pride in the presentation of nutritious and appetizing meals prepared by our chef.  Special nutritional and dietary needs can be arranged for people following Kosher or other dietary laws.  Your visitors are asked to check with the nurse or dietitian before bringing any food to you. 

Where do I park? Is there a parking fee?

Parking is free at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Mass.

At the Dorchester location parking fees range from $1.75 to $5.25 per day.  Sinai Boston parking fees range from $5 for 30 minutes to $19.50 for 24 hours with validation, which is available on the unit.

Is the hospital accredited?

Sinai is accredited by several organizations including the Joint Commission, the nation's leading standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. 

The public may view Sinai's quality report and accreditation status at under "accredited organizations".


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