The safety of patients, families, staff and visitors is of utmost importance at CHOP. To maintain a safe environment, we are now asking anyone 18 and older who is entering the Hospital or Wood Center, regardless of the reason for the visit, to show a photo ID. The following are acceptable forms of identification:
If you don’t have a photo ID, we will be happy to take your photo to provide you with photo identification during your visit at CHOP.
We may use your ID to check a variety of sources, including public registries that identify individuals who may pose a risk to children. We reserve the right to use this information to restrict access to Hospital locations as appropriate.
For more information, please see our Visiting Information details.
Did you know hospitalized children are more susceptible to infection? Also, did you know that visitors can spread germs that lead to infection without appearing to be sick?
Due to this risk and the increase in upper respiratory infections during the winter, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has put into effect a limited visitor policy from December 2013 – March 2014.
From December 1 to March 31 the following visitors are allowed:
If you have any questions about who is allowed to visit, please ask a staff member. All visitors will be screened on a daily basis for signs and symptoms of illness, including fever, cough or sore throat. Anyone exhibiting these symptoms will be asked to reschedule their visit.
We recognize this may be an inconvenience. Keeping your child and the rest of our patients germ free is our utmost priority. CHOP staff members will be available to assist you through the screening process in a timely manner and answer any questions you may have about how to limit visitors to the hospital for the safety of your child. Also be sure to ask us how we can help you stay connected to family and friends during this time.
We thank you for your cooperation.