St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – Pennsylvania Campuses St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – Pennsylvania Campuses

St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – Pennsylvania Campuses

Updated: May 11, 2020 at 7 am

St. Luke’s has revised its visitation policy to help improve the experience of our patients while still keeping our facilities safe and healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

All Visitors

  • Must wear a mask (fabric or surgical), be in good health and participate in a health screening.
  • If a health screening determines symptoms of an illness are present (example: temperature, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) the visitor will not be allowed to stay.
  • If a surgical mask is provided it should be reused for the patient’s entire stay.
  • Visitor movement will be restricted.

Hospitals

  • Visiting hours available until 7 pm.
  • Visitors must check-in with hospital greeter.
  • One visitor per patient is permitted for patients not being treated or evaluated for COVID-19.
  • Visitors are NOT permitted for COVID-19 patients except for those nearing end of life.
  • Children under 12 are not permitted to visit in the hospital.

Pediatrics/PICU/NICU

  • One parent/guardian/caretaker at a time will be permitted on Pediatrics.
  • Two parents/guardians/caretakers at a time will be permitted to the PICU/NICU.
  • COVID+ mothers should follow “Guidelines for Infants Born to COVID+/PUI Mothers”.
  • Parents/guardian/caretaker must restrict flow within the hospital to travel to/from unit only.
  • Once daily visitation for as long as desired is encouraged, with exceptions for leaving the unit as reasonable.

Labor and Delivery

  • One designated visitor per patient, per stay will be permitted.
  • Visitor and patient will be required to wear a mask (fabric or surgical) at all times.
  • Visitor will not be permitted in the triage area but will be able to join patient once admitted.
  • Visitor and patient must remain in patient room at all times. A visitor that leaves the Labor & Delivery unit will not be permitted to reenter.

Emergency Room and Urgent Care

  • One visitor per patient is permitted. Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow minor children to accompany a parent if no other options are available. Minor children must be in good health.

Surgical Patients

  • One visitor per patient is permitted.
  • Visitor will be provided direction as to where s/he is able to wait in the hospital.
  • Drivers of same day surgery patients are encouraged to drop off patient and provide their cell phone number to our staff so that we may contact them when the patient is ready for discharge.

Outpatient Appointments/Office Visits (excludes Infusion, Radiation Therapy, and Maternal Fetal Medicine)

  • One visitor per patient is permitted. Reasonable accommodations will be made to allow minor children to accompany a parent if no other options are available. Minor children must be in good health.
  • Drivers are encouraged to drop off patient and provide their cell phone number to our staff so that we may contact them when the office visit is over.

Infusion and Radiation Therapy

  • Visitors are NOT permitted.
  • Drivers are encouraged to drop off patient and provide their cell phone number to our staff so that we may contact them when the patient’s treatment is completed. Visitors (exceptions) may be allowed for special circumstances such as language barriers.

Maternal Fetal Medicine Office Visits

  • One designated visitor per patient, per stay will be permitted; however, children under 12 are not permitted.

Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Visitors are NOT permitted
  • Exceptions will be granted in End-Of-Life Circumstances ONLY
  • Per CDC Guidelines, ALL visitors will be recorded on a visitor log and screened

Behavioral Health

  • Visitors are NOT permitted

Note – Certain hospitals and offices may have slightly modified policies as warranted.