St. Luke’s recognizes the important role your family and friends play in your recovery. Their love and support will be instrumental in your return to wellness.
With the health and safety of patients, staff and the community in mind St. Luke’s University Health Network has implemented the following visitor guidelines*:
While visiting your loved one, please observe these guidelines:
- All visitors must be in good health and are subject to a temperature and health screening.
- Visiting hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm for visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Masks are to be worn (covering your nose and mouth) and social distancing maintained for the duration of the visit.
- Eating/drinking by visitors should be limited to the cafeteria. Visitors may not eat/drink while in patient rooms or in waiting areas; as this requires mask removal and increases risk of infection.
- Visitation for COVID-19 positive patients is prohibited except for those nearing end of life.
- For patients with cognitive or intellectual disabilities one support person may remain with the patient.
Specialty Specific Guidelines:
- End of Life
- Visitation can occur at any time, but it is preferred if the following times are avoided:
6:45 am - 7:15 am and 6:45 pm - 7:15 pm.
- Visitors may not congregate in common or waiting room areas while waiting to visit.
- Same Day Surgeries, Oncology/Infusion Center, Outpatient Procedures and Emergency Department
- One (1) adult visitor per patient, per visit.
- Pediatric patients may have both parents/guardians accompany them in these areas.
SPECIALTY SPECIFIC GUIDELINES AVAILABLE AT PATIENT INFORMATION DESKS OR ON PATIENT CARE UNITS.
- Policies will be reviewed with patient and family at time of admission.
*Policies/guidelines may differ from St. Luke’s University Health Network’s Pennsylvania Campuses which are not subject to state of New Jersey directives.
This policy will be re-evaluated as needed and revised based on COVID-19 community spread.
St. Luke’s understands this policy might present difficulties for some patients, family members and friends, and we are sympathetic to those concerns. At the same time, we must be responsible to the communities we serve and do what’s best to protect everyone. We urge those who might be impacted to please cooperate with our physicians, nurses and staff as they help our organizations fight COVID-19.
Patients put their trust in us when they choose to seek care with St. Luke’s. As such, we have developed the following policy reflecting St. Luke’s University Health Network’s longstanding commitment to providing a safe work environment free from threat or harm for all of our providers, employees and volunteers. As you will note, this policy details our Network’s expectations regarding appropriate communication and behavior for all who use our services. As our patients and guests of St. Luke’s University Health Network, we ask you to join us in creating a safe environment for all. View Code of Conduct
Your cooperation in observing these guidelines is appreciated and will help us provide the safe environment that is necessary to continue to welcome visitors to our facilities.