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Lebanon VA Medical Center

 

Visiting Hours

Visitation by family and friends is encouraged. Visiting hours are not limited, unless determined to be medically inappropriate.

If you are unable to visit a patient personally, you may call the patient or send a card or gift. You may call the medical center at (717) 272-6621, then dial 0 for operator; or toll-free at 1-800-409-8771, then dial 0 for operator to call hospitalized patients. To send a card or gift, please use this address format:

The patient's full name
Building and unit number
Lebanon VA Medical Center
1700 South Lincoln Avenue
Lebanon, PA 17042

Number of Visitors
A patient may receive no more than two visitors at a time.

Food and Beverages
Visitors may not bring food or beverages to patients without authorization from unit physicians or nurses.

Illness
Visitors suffering from cold or flu symptoms should postpone visits until they are feeling better.

Children Under 14 Years of Age
Children under the age of 14 may be permitted to visit inpatients when accompanied by a parent or guardian after prior approval has been obtained from the unit Nurse Manager.

Clergy
Clergy are permitted to visit patients at all times.

Exceptions
For the health and well-being of a patient, the patient or clinical staff may limit, restrict, or deny visitation. We apologize for any inconvenience when this occurs, and appreciate your understanding that it may be medically necessary.

VA General Visitation Policy

The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. "Family" is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, martial, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on other's rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.