Visiting Hours, Policies, and Information

Visiting Hours, Policies, and Information

Being prepared for your visit will make it more enjoyable for you and our patients.

Visiting hours at Penn State Children’s Hospital are every day from 9 a.m.– 9 p.m.

Before you visit, learn where to go and see our policies that help ensure your health and safety as well as our patients.

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.

Visitor showing a photo ID and getting a badge.

Check in

All visitors must check in and show photo identification at the information desk in the Children’s Hospital or the desk in the main hospital. Please wear your visitor badge at all times during your visit.

Call 717-531-8080 if you have questions.

Contact the information desk

If you have questions before your visit, contact the Information Desk.

Call 717-531-8080.

Find a patient

Call our Hospital Operator at 717-531-0000 to get the patient’s room number and direct phone number.

Security assistance

Call our security department at 717-531-8711.

Gift shop

Send a gift to a patient or pick up supplies while you’re at the hospital. Learn about the gift shop.