Visiting Hours at West Penn Hospital

Coronavirus Policy Updates

We have changed our visitor policies. Please note, the information on this page may not be accurate.

General Visiting Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Surgical ICU (E7) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

At this time, patients are only allowed one visitor per day — see exceptions listed below. This visitor cannot switch out with another person and must always follow the visitor rules.

Visitor Exceptions 

End of Life Care

  • May have additional visitors subject to condition, call unit
    for visitation confirmation at (412) 578-5000.

Labor & Delivery

  • Two support persons permitted visitation 24 hours a day.
  • In addition to two support persons, a doula (birth coach) is allowed as part of the care team.

Mother Baby/Antepartum

  • Two support persons permitted with the following restrictions: 
    • First support person is permitted 24 hours a day.
    • Second support person is permitted 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM each day.

Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU)

  • Two support persons with baby wristbands are permitted visitation 24 hours a day.

Emergency Department

  • One visitor is permitted to wait in a designated area. The person may be allowed in patient's room but only when directed by hospital staff.
    • Note: If patient or visitor volumes prevent proper social distancing changes may be required.

Surgery, outpatient diagnostic, and ambulatory services

  • One visitor is allowed to wait in a designated area.
    • Note: If patient or visitor volumes prevent proper social distancing
      changes may be made.

Adjustments to the policy can be made if volumes prevent appropriate
social distancing.