Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
23
March
2020
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18:53 PM
America/New_York

LVHN Implements New Outpatient Visitation Policy for Oncology Patients During COVID-19 Outbreak

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) continues to take unprecedented, temporary measures to keep our staff and patients safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, visitors are not permitted to accompany patients undergoing outpatient infusion or radiation oncology treatments except under these special circumstances:

  • If the patient requires assistance getting to the registration area, someone may escort the patient. Staff will then take the patient back to receive treatment.

  • If the patient has an extreme medical condition and/or cannot be left alone, a visitor may accompany staff.

Attention Drivers

Those driving patients to receive treatment are encouraged to either go home or wait in their car. We ask that the driver make sure the person being dropped off has the driver’s phone number. Cancer colleagues will contact the driver when the patient’s treatment is finished.

This visitation policy is effective March 20 at the following LVHN locations:

Stay up to date

Review LVHN’s “No Visitation, No Access” policy that went into effect March 15, to help protect the health of patients and health care providers. For ongoing updates and more information, visit LVHN.org/covid19.