Patient & visitor information
If you have any questions about your healthcare, your room, the hospital, or our services, just ask your nurse or patient liaison.
We know it can be hard to be away from home — and in a hospital — for any reason. We make sure that we listen to every request or question and then get answers. Talk to us. The goal of every GLH employee is to make your experience as a patient or visitor as pleasant as possible.
The GLH Patient Handbook will give you most of the information you need to know in an easy-to-read format. A printed copy of the handbook is also available at the hospital.
Admission: Registration hours
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After 5 p.m. weekdays and on weekends all calls are directed to emergency department registration.
Visitors are often good medicine for patients. Family and friends are encouraged to visit patients during their hospital stay. There may be some restrictions, based on the patient’s safety, well-being or medical condition. (See Geisinger's equal visitation policy.)
For the welfare of patients, the nursing staff may request that visitors leave a patient room at any time. Patients may also request the restriction of visitors simply by notifying the nursing staff.
- Do not visit the hospital if you have any signs of illness, such as a cough, runny nose or fever. If you are not sure whether it is safe to visit, please ask your doctor or one of the nurses caring for patient you want to visit.
- Ask the patient's nurse if it is OK to bring plants or flowers to a patient’s room. In some cases, they can increase the risk for infection for patients.
- Visitors may be asked to leave the hospital if they become disruptive or interfere with the comfort or care of patients, other visitors or staff.
- Alcohol is not allowed on the GLH campus.
Children's Miracle Network
At Geisinger, miracles happen every day. The Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger helps to provide the innovative and compassionate care we are known for, and raises funds to provide equipment, programs and services for children at Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Danville, as well as pediatric services throughout Geisinger.
Geisinger PrayerNet is a website offering patients and their families comfort, support and prayer from a network of volunteers around the world. With PrayerNet, it’s easy to request prayer, share your prayer requests with loved ones around the world, or pray for others. The site is free to use, nondenominational and respectful of patient and family privacy.
Geisinger cares about your health and the health of our employees. The entire Geisinger Lewistown Hospital campus is a tobacco-free environment.
For the safety of patients, visitors and employees, Geisinger prohibits the possession or carrying of weapons, firearms/handguns within all Geisinger owned or leased facilities and parking lots, as well as in the performance of all employment duties, including off site patient visits. This prohibition includes private citizens and staff members with carry permits. Lethal weapons are defined as any weapon, firearm, handgun or other device calculated to inflict serious bodily injury or death. Knives with a blade length greater than three inches are considered weapons under this policy.