Geisinger limits visitors, sets age restrictions to help protect against novel coronavirus spread
DANVILLE, Pa. – As concerns arise about the COVID-19 illness caused by the novel coronavirus, we are limiting visitors in the inpatient and outpatient settings for the health and safety of our patients. Effective immediately at all hospitals and clinics, only immediate family or caregivers may visit hospitalized patients or accompany patients to outpatient appointments. Other family members, friends and general visitors will not be permitted at this time.
- Inpatient visitors:
No more than two visitors per patient are permitted anywhere in the hospital at any given time. Visitors must be immediate family members (parents, spouses, adult children) or caregivers who are 18 or older. No one under 18 will be permitted.
- Clinic visitors:
Patients going to a clinic appointment should have only one healthy person accompany them to a visit when necessary.
- All patients and visitors:
Any patient or visitor who has respiratory illness symptoms must wear a mask throughout their stay at the hospital or clinic.
Symptoms of respiratory illness include fever, runny nose, cough and shortness of breath.
Patients and visitors with respiratory illness symptoms can find masks at or near the entrances of Geisinger’s hospitals and clinics.
Questions or concerns?
Geisinger has established a hotline and webpage to help address any questions or concerns about COVID-19.
Call before you go: Before visiting a doctor’s office, walk-in care clinic or emergency department, call your primary care doctor’s office or call Geisinger’s COVID-19 hotline at 570-284-3657.
Visit our webpage: For general questions and information about COVID-19, visit geisinger.org/coronavirus.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.