Effective Friday, August 20, 2021

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:
    • Visiting hours for inpatients will be 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    • Maximum of 2 visitors per patient at any one time.  Must be the same 2 persons per visiting session.
  • Specialty Units:
    • Center for Mental Health and Wellbeing (BHU) –
        • Maximum of 1 visitor per patient. Must be the same person per 24 hour period.
        • Visiting hours will be
          • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday
          • 2:00 pm -4:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Saturday – Sunday
          • 2:00 pm -4:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 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 will be permitted in the LDR area. This person may have 24/7 visitation and may not be interchanged during the hospital stay.
          • Postpartum Rooms – Patient is permitted one designated support person to stay 24/7 plus, may have one additional adult visitor per day during the hours of 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Switching out of visitors during the day will not be permitted at this time.
    • Emergency Department –
          • No visitors permitted in the waiting room
          • 1 visitor, 24 hours/day (once patient is assigned a room)
    • Diagnostic and Procedural Testing – 1 support person/visitor during time of service
  • 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.