What is LVHN's hospital and outpatient visitation policy regarding COVID-19?

During the COVID-19 crisis, we understand how difficult visitation restrictions may have been, but our efforts helped slow the spread of infection in our community. As we continue to see declines in the number of COVID-19 cases across our region, we are ready to welcome back visitors into select areas to provide support and companionship to our patients.

Visit Patient and Visitor Information for the most current policies about:

  • Hospital and inpatient visitation
  • Outpatient appointment information
  • Outpatient visitation for oncology patients receiving treatment
  • Visitation for clergy
  • Hospital visitor screening
  • Surgery waiting room 

Calling a patient

Each of the patient rooms has a direct extension telephone number. To contact a patient using the four-digit telephone extension number, contact the main switchboard at 570-421-4000 and select #3. After the answering system connects and you hear the message, then input the four-digit extension number to call the room directly.

If you don't know the four-digit extension number, you can obtain it by calling the Patient Room and Information line at 570-476-3367 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The volunteer operators at this desk will provide the extension telephone number for you to use in the future, and will connect you to the room. At other times, you can call the main switchboard for a room extension number.

In order for our patients to get the rest they need, patient telephones are turned off at night at the following times:

9 p.m. Maternity and Pediatrics 
10 p.m. All other floors
7 a.m. Telephone service resumes