COVID-19 Patient Visitation Policy
Penn State Health is committed to the safety of patients, staff, visitors and the general public. We are currently only permitting family/support persons to accompany patients within our facilities. One family/support person is permitted per adult inpatient visit per day. Two parents/guardians are permitted per pediatric inpatient visit per day. Per the visitation restriction policy, no visitors, aside from patient-designated family/support persons, are allowed at this time. View additional visitation information.
The Children’s Hospital has a gift shop, in-hospital dining options like Au Bon Pain, Starbucks and a full cafeteria, and also has free wifi.
Be a Good Visitor
Your actions play a role in helping your loved one heal.
Get tips on how to be a good visitor and best support a patient during and after their treatment.
For Patients and Families
Preparing for Care
Learn what steps you can take to get yourself, your child, and other loved ones ready for your child’s hospital visit.
How to prepare for your child’s visit.
Being in the hospital may seem scary to your child, but there are ways to make the stay more comfortable, and maybe even fun.
No one knows your child better than you do. We want you to play an active role in your child’s care. It is okay to ask questions and communicate with your child’s care team. If you feel there is something your child’s doctor needs to know, speak up!
Manage Your Child’s Care Online
Use My Penn State Health, our online patient portal, to keep track of your child's health information and care. Use the patient portal to:
- Manage appointments
- Message your doctor
- View test results
- View medical history
Don't have an account? Find out how to sign up.