Effective Monday, March 21, 2022 

As part of our ongoing safety effort, hospital visitation is limited at WHS Washington Hospital and WHS Greene.

All patients and visitors must wear a mask at all times in the building. The new changes to mask mandates in PA do not currently apply to medical facilities. 

Limited visitation inside both WHS hospitals:

  • Inpatient Units and Critical Care Unit:
    • Visiting hours for inpatients will be 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Maximum of 2-3 visitors per patient at any one time (can exchange visitors).
  • Specialty Units:
    • Center for Mental Health and Wellbeing (BHU) –
          • Maximum of one (1) visitor per patient per session.
          • Visiting hours will be:
            • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday
            • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
            • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Holidays
    • CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health (OB/GYN) –
          • Click here for full details
          • Delivery Rooms – One (1) support person and one (1) additional person will be permitted in the LDR area 24/7.  Must be the same person in 24 hours period.
          • 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 (can exchange visitors).  Three (3) people total permitted in the room at one time (can exchange visitors).
    • Surgery – 2 visitors per patient (same 2 visitors)
    • Emergency Department –
          • 1 visitor permitted in the waiting room
          • 1 visitor, 24 hours/day (once patient is assigned a room)
  • SPECIAL CONSIDERATION will be given to:
    • End of life patients
    • Patients who have an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability, communication barrier or behavior health concerns

All visitors and patients:

  • Please use one of the following entrances:
    • Emergency Department Entrance (for E.D. patients and visitors only)
    • Main entrance on level 2 of both hospitals
  • Entering the building:
    • Please remember to social distance and wear your mask into the building
    • Check-in with the greeter seated at entrance

For restrictions at our WHS Outpatient Physician Offices, please ask your provider’s office staff while making your appointment. Information may vary by location.

As a reminder – our facilities are SAFE!

Don’t put your care on hold. If you need a diagnostic test or procedure, please schedule it today.

For more information on our WHS Safe Care Commitment go to whs.org/safe.

* Washington Health System staff members reserve the right to further restrict visitation in the interest of patient safety.