Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus Visitors Information


The cafeteria at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus is located on the ground floor level and is open Monday through Friday for breakfast (8:30 - 10 a.m.) and lunch (11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). For your convenience, vending machines are located in the hallway near the main lobby entrance on the first floor of the hospital. Sandwiches, ice cream, snacks and cold drinks are available.

Cell Phones

Cell phones may be used anywhere on campus except within three feet of certain equipment. These pieces of equipment are noted by a special sticker. If you are unsure if cell phone use is permitted in a certain area, please ask a member of the clinical staff.

Pastoral Services

It is the policy of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus to provide support for all patients. This is accomplished through the Towanda Area Clergy Association, Social Services and Nursing Department referrals to the appropriate clergy. Towanda Area Clergy Association (TACA) is on call to provide 24-hour availability for spiritual support. Please call Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus social services at 570-268-2464.

Visiting Hours

Visitation hours are generally between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. After 9 p.m., visitors must enter via a designated hospital entrance and go through a hospital-specific visitor identification process.

The Guthrie Clinic’s visitation practices are non-discriminatory and do not restrict, limit, or deny visitation on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. A patient has the right, subject to their consent, to receive the visitors they designate, including but not limited to a spouse, domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member, or a friend, and it is their right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.

Visitation may be restricted or limited when it is deemed clinically necessary and/or as required by federal/state/local regulations. For example, visitors with fever or flu-like symptoms or who have an acute or communicable illness/condition are not permitted to visit.

Visitors are subject to all relevant policies of the hospital and of The Guthrie Clinic and may be asked to leave if their behavior warrants (such as: not following Guthrie’s Tobacco-free Environment policy,  displaying violent behavior, or not following an infection prevention policy).

Some departments have additional visitation procedures:

Surgical Services:

Children may have one or both parents/guardians with them at all times pre-and post-operation. Visitors are not permitted in the Operating Room, with the following exceptions:

  • A support person for cesarean sections unless being performed under general anesthesia.
  • A parent of a child, when deemed necessary, until anesthesia is administered.
  • A patient with special needs who is calmed by the presence of their guardian or caretaker.