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

Important Message About Visitor Restrictions

Due to COVID-19, visitor restrictions have been put in place. Click here for more information.


At Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital we recognize that a hospitalization can be stressful for patients as well as their family members and loved ones. We also recognize that the comfort and company that family members and loved ones provide through their visits often brings an invaluable level of reassurance to patients. Staying in touch with these very important people from patients’ lives can be important to the healing process, even while in the hospital.

We ask that patients receive no more than two visitors at a time. There will be times when, in order to provide care to patients, visitors may be asked to leave the room for a short period of time. Please also note that occasionally visitation may have to be restricted in order for patients to have adequate quiet and rest time. In order to protect all of our patients it is requested that visitors who are sick with colds or flu-like symptoms postpone their visit until their illness has resolved.

Hospitals can be busy places, especially when staff must respond quickly to situations. Because of our concerns for the safety of children we ask for the following:

  • Please check with a nurse before bringing children less than 12 years of age to visit.
  • Adult supervision is required for children under the age of 12.
  • Children’s visit shall be brief in nature.
  • For the comfort of our patients, disruptive behavior on the part of children is unacceptable.

Medical and Surgical Care Units (5 Main, 6NW, 6SW, 7NW, 8NW)

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Birthplace (Labor and Delivery Unit)

  • Open visitation policy.

Behavioral Health Services

  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Critical Care Units

  • Please check with the nurse before visiting.

Joint Camp

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    *Coaches are not restricted