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Kids ages 6 months and older are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine. In June 2022, the FDA and CDC granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern vaccines in children ages 6 months to 5 years.

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.

Coronavirus Resources

AHN is actively involved in helping the people it serves learn about and protect themselves from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn where to go, what to do, and when.