COVID-19 UPDATED VISITING POLICY:
— Visitation is currently limited.
- Delivery Rooms – one (1) partner/support person is permitted to stay with mom, 24/7 and one (1) additional adult visitor is permitted in the room throughout her labor and delivery experience.
- Postpartum rooms – Patient is permitted one (1) partner/support person to stay 24/7 plus, between the hours of 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Patient is permitted two (2) additional adult visitors per day. The same 3 visitors can be in the patient room at the same time.
- We ask that your partner/support person comes prepared with clothes, toiletries, etc.
- Children including siblings are not allowed on the unit at this time.
- Additionally you are NOT permitted to leave the unit to smoke. A nicotine patch will be provided to you if needed.
- All patients must follow the current visitor guidelines including wearing a mask while inside our building.
Additional visitation on this unit may vary. Please check our current visitor guidelines by clicking here.
The COVID-19 Hospital Visitor Policy is intended to provide additional safeguards for our patients, families, visitors and caregivers by decreasing exposure to individuals who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Due to the changing nature of COVID-19’s presence in the United States, this policy will be revised accordingly in response to circumstances. Washington Health System staff members reserve the right to deny or limit visitation in the interest of patient safety.
For the safety of you and the patients on this unit, we require all guests to present photo identification when visiting the CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health. The unit will be locked at all times and your support person will need to check-in to receive a visitor’s access badge. We will retain their ID during the visit and when the unit badge is returned they will receive their identification back.
Our staff members are available 24 hours a day. They are skilled in caring for you and your baby during labor and delivery and your recovery period. Even after your discharge from the hospital our staff is available to answer questions by phone. Explanations and educational videos are offered to all mothers on a variety of topics, such as breastfeeding, formula preparation and feeding, diapering, bathing, and car seat safety.
We offer in-person prenatal classes to expectant parents on these subjects as well. For a class schedule and more information please call (724) 223-3173. During this time we are also offering a virtual option. You can also access the same Newborn Channel programs offered at the WHS CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health by going to www.thenewbornchannelnow.com/ with passcode 02915. Additionally, our lactation consultant is available for phone or outpatient consult as needed. You can also utilize the interactive website adaptation of the Ready, Set, Baby curriculum. This website allows expectant parents to prepare for their breastfeeding journey. The website was developed with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.