Lehigh Valley Health Network supports the philosophy of family presence and believes a family member plays a central role in your health care. For this reason, we have an open visitation policy with no restricted hours for family.
However, some care areas do have special guidelines for a guest. Please talk to your nurse to determine if any special guidelines apply to the area where you are receiving care. For example, we do not welcome into our patient care areas a guest who has signs and symptoms of infection or contagious disease, has had recent exposure to anyone with an infectious disease, or has received a live vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella, Varivax or Zostavax) within the past four weeks.
People with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, body aches) are asked not to come to the hospital for visitation. Lehigh Valley Health Network appreciates your understanding and cooperation with this policy. Our goal is to limit the spread of flu-like illnesses and keep our community healthy.
Our goal is to create partnerships among the health care team, which includes you and your family member. This will help enhance the safety and quality of your health care and ensure you have the ideal patient experience.