Visitors are welcome to see patients at Chester County Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on most units.
The decision to adopt open visitation in 2013 was made in order to treat patients and their loved ones as a whole. The ability to come and go freely is a choice family members have, with the understanding that rest has a significant impact on the healing process. Together, families and medical staff can continue to provide the compassionate and quality care each patient deserves.
The hospital embraces the concept of family-centered care by encouraging family support and visitation in an environment of health and safety.
If a patient wishes to have one loved one stay overnight, that person is permitted to do so, as long as they are 18 years or older. Please make this request to your nurse.
Due to the nature of certain units, some specialty areas may have restricted guidelines. Nursing staff have the ability to restrict visitation if necessary for the clinical care or adequate rest of the patient.
- Mother Baby Pavilion:
- Guests: Open Visitation, except during Quiet Hours.
- Quiet Hours: Daily, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Only the significant other can visit mom and baby during Quiet Hours)
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):
- Parents: Inquire at Nurses Station
- Pediatric Unit:
- Parents: Open Visitation
- All Other Guests (age 18+): 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chester County Hospital may occasionally need to limit visitation to other units. Examples may include but are not limited to:
- Infection control concerns, such as influenza season
- When you are undergoing care interventions
- The condition of the patient
- Disruptive behavior on the part of the visitors
- The privacy of the other patient in a shared room