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Visitor Policy

Updated July 29, 2020

Visiting ​Hours 10:00am - 8:00pm

St Christopher’s Hospital for Children is committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and community. To do our part in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are implementing the following visitor restrictions and screening policies at St Christopher’s Hospital for Children until further notice:

In Inpatient Areas and the Emergency Department:

  • Parents and guardians of pediatric patients are permitted.

In the NICU:

  • Only two parents are allowed at the bedside.  
  • All parents will be re-screened for COVID symptoms or exposure, including temperature checks, before entering the NICU at the time of your daily visit. 

In physician practices and urgent care practices:

  • One designated support person is permitted.
  • No switching of visitors back and forth.

The patient’s care team will make a decision on a case-by-case basis as to whether the visitor is clinically appropriate, including when the visitor in question is a family member supporting the patient by providing care. In the event there is a conflict about whether a visitor may enter, clinical judgment will prevail.

All approved visitors must be screened in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). Screening will occur at all location entry points.

Your health, safety, and comfort are our top priorities. These restrictions will be continuously evaluated as the COVID-19 situation evolves and are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and PA DOH.

In an abundance of caution, we will also take the following precautionary measures:

  • All activities that invite community members to any Tower Health facility for events or educational programs will be cancelled until further notice.
  • Volunteer services will be restricted to only those that are clinically required.
  • Permitted vendors will be restricted to only the clinically necessary, including those working on active projects, repairs, technology, or equipment.
  • Delivery of food, flowers, or other items from outside sources will be restricted.
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