Visitor Policy

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

St. Luke’s Visitation Policy

Updated: March 30, 2020 at 7 am

St. Lukeʼs has implemented a strict visitation policy at all of its hospitals to protect the health and safety of our patients and the general public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Hospitals

No visitors are permitted in St. Luke’s hospitals except under these special circumstances:

  • Visitation of a patient nearing the end of life
  • Parent visitation of a child in a pediatric ICU or neonatal ICU
  • One designated coach or partner per patient, per stay on labor and delivery units. Visitors will be pre-screened for COVID-19. In accordance with the recent CDC Domestic Travel Advisory, visitors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will not be allowed into the Labor and Delivery units. Learn More.
  • One visitor at a time for patients in inpatient hospice unit
  • One parent/guardian at a time for pediatric patients
  • One visitor to accompany patients for hospital discharge

No child under age 12 is permitted to visit in the hospital.

For All Outpatient Appointments

  • One visitor per patient for outpatient appointments
  • One visitor per patient for physician office visits
  • One visitor for patients undergoing same-day surgeries and procedures
  • One visitor per patient in the Emergency Department

Reasonable accommodations will be made for pediatric visits provided visitors are in good health. Sibling visitors allowed by exception must be in good health and are subject to a health screening.

Visitation restrictions may change as the situation warrants.

See full press release, LVHN and St. Lukeʼs Create Common Hospital Visitation Restrictions to Limit Any Confusion in the Community.


Infusion and Radiation Therapy areas limiting visitors

Effective March 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not permitting visitors in our infusion treatment areas or radiation therapy treatment areas. Visitors are encouraged to drop off a patient and provide their cell phone number to our staff so that we can contact them when treatment is over. Exceptions may be allowed for special circumstances such as language barriers. Patients with questions should call 484-503-4673.

OB/GYN and MFM offices limiting visitors

Effective March 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Effective immediately (3/20/2020) and indefinitely, no person (this includes partners, support persons and children) will be permitted to accompany a patient to an outpatient visit at St. Luke’s Obstetrics & Gynecology and St. Luke’s Maternal Fetal Medicine offices. This applies to office visits only. Patients with questions should contact their St. Luke’s OB/GYN practice.