Robert Packer Hospital Visitor Information

House of Hope

The Sayre House of Hope in Sayre, PA, provides housing for family members of patients who travel a distance to the Sayre campus. House of Hope volunteers answer phones and take messages, help with fundraising, minor housekeeping and kitchen duties, greet and register new guests, maintain records, and assist guests as needed. For more information call 570-887-6615.

Baby Gallery

One of the greatest privileges at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is participating in the birth of a new child. The Baby Gallery is proudly presented for family and friends near and far to enjoy baby’s first photo.


The cafeteria at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is located on the main level (second floor) of the hospital. It is open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Hot food is available as follows: breakfast (6 - 10 a.m.), lunch (10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), dinner (4 - 7 p.m.). At other times, packaged food is available in the refrigerator cases. The Coffee Shop, located in the Atrium Lobby is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every weekday, excluding holidays, for the convenience of our patients and their families.

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.

The Connection, Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop

The Connection Gift Shop is located on the ground level on the concourse between Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Clinic. Phone orders are welcome during business hours. Delivery to a patient room is available. Credit cards are accepted. It is operated by the Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary. 

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. September - April
  • Monday–Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May - August
  • Saturday & Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m. All year
    Hours subject to change due to availability of volunteer staff.

The Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary seeks volunteers to help with The Connection Gift Shop. For information, call 570-887-4702 

Pastoral Services at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

Robert Packer Hospital employs a full-time chaplain, Chaplain Michael D. Hughes, for the general hospital population. To reach the chaplain during regular business hours, call 570-887-4309. In an after-hours pastoral emergency, call 570-888-6666 and the hospital operator will contact the chaplain. A non-denominational chapel, open for use 24 hours a day/seven days a week, is located on the third level of the hospital between the C and D elevator banks.

Smoking/Tobacco Use

Guthrie prohibits the use of all tobacco products at all of its campuses and office locations. This policy will be enforced in a manner which promotes prevention and awareness, and provides education for those who use tobacco.

Visiting Hours

All visitors must wear a face mask, be screened for symptoms, and are not permitted to visit if they have COVID-19 symptoms.

Inpatients may have visitors from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Two visitors are allowed, and we strongly encourage that these visitors be the same two people throughout the patient's stay. Visitors should leave the facility when not visiting a patient.

Visitors are also allowed in the following situations:

  • Obstetrics Patients: may be accompanied by two persons which would include one visitor and a doula or two visitors if you do not have a doula.
  • Pediatrics Patients: may have two visitors.
  • Surgical/Procedural Outpatient: may have two visitors during intake and discharge.
  • Emergency Department Patients: may have two visitors.
  • Other situations with extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Please do not visit if you have a fever over 100 degrees, if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Only visitors age 12 and over are permitted to visit.