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

St. Luke’s Visitor Policies – Pennsylvania Campuses

Updated: October 19, 2020

We comply with Pennsylvania Department of Health’s COVID -19 recommended travel advisory. If you have traveled internationally or to one the following states, we ask that you quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania and postpone visiting patients in our St. Luke’s hospitals until your quarantine is complete. Exceptions may be granted in special circumstances.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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

  • Two parents/guardians/caretakers 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 surgical mask at all times.
  • At the discretion of your provider, a trained birthing doula will be allowed in addition to one support person during labor. The approval to have a doula present for hospital childbirth services should be received during prenatal visits by your provider prior to hospital arrival.

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.

Behavioral Health

  • Visitors are NOT permitted

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