Visitor Policy

We are working to ensure the safety of all patients and staff at our hospitals. For this reason, we have adjusted visitor policies in many areas. We understand it is difficult to not be able to be with a loved one. We are grateful for your understanding.

The following visitors are currently not allowed at any Guthrie hospital:

  • Persons with fever or other cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Persons with COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with COVID in the prior 14 days
  • Minors under the age of 18

Persons over the age of 70 who have chronic conditions are strongly encouraged not to visit.

Visitors of COVID-19 positive patients and patients who are suspected to have COVID-19 and are awaiting results are restricted.

Due to variations between the states, visitation guidelines are currently different for Pennsylvania and New York hospitals. All visitors will be screened at hospital entrances. 

Hospital inpatients may have visitors from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. Only one person at a time may visit, and visitors should leave the facility when not visiting a patient. This does not apply to patients on our Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-Partum Unit. 

Limited visitation is allowed at the Towanda Personal Care Home, Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit and Cortland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center by appointment only. For further details or to schedule an appointment, please call the location where your loved one resides.

  • Towanda Personal Care Home: 570-268-2424

  • Towanda Skilled Nursing Unit: 570-268-2239

  • Cortland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center: 607-756-3908

New York

Guthrie Corning Hospital and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center

Visitors are permitted in New York hospitals in the following situations:

  • Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum patients may be accompanied by one support person and a doula. This applies for the duration of the patient’s stay, including post-partum.
  • A pediatric patient may have one visitor. (can alternate between two parents/guardians)
  • Surgical/procedural outpatients may have one visitor during intake and discharge.
  • Emergency department patients may have one visitor.
  • A patient at end-of-life is permitted up to two visitors.
  • Other situations with extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pennsylvania

Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital, Guthrie Troy Community Hospital and Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital

Visitors are permitted in Pennsylvania hospitals in the following situations:

  • Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum patients may be accompanied by one support person. This applies for the duration of the patient’s stay, including post-partum.
  • A pediatric patient may have one visitor. (can alternate between two parents/guardians)
  • Surgical/procedural outpatients may have one visitor during intake and discharge.
  • Emergency department patients may have one visitor.
  • A patient at end-of-life is permitted up to two visitors.
  • Other situations with extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Restrictions for Patient Support Person in Oncology

Guthrie Corning Cancer Center: one support person is allowed at infusion centers, outpatient visits, and radiation oncology according to New York State guidelines.

Guthrie Cortland Cancer Center: one support person is allowed at infusion centers, outpatient visits, and radiation oncology according to New York State guidelines.

Guthrie Cancer Center – Sayre: one support person is permitted for outpatient visits, infusions, and radiation oncology. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital inpatient is allowing a support person during the hours of 10 a.m. - noon and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cancer patients who are end of life may have two visitors at a time.

Guthrie Wellsboro Infusion Center: one support person is permitted for outpatient visits and infusions.

We do our best to include the support person in discussions regarding care plans by using telephone or video conferencing.

Restrictions for Patient Support Person in Oncology

Guthrie Corning Cancer Center: one support person is allowed at infusion centers, outpatient visits, and radiation oncology according to New York State guidelines.

Guthrie Cortland Cancer Center: one support person is allowed at infusion centers, outpatient visits, and radiation oncology according to New York State guidelines.

Guthrie Cancer Center – Sayre: one support person is permitted for outpatient visits, infusions, and radiation oncology. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital inpatient is allowing a support person during the hours of 10 a.m. - noon and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cancer patients who are end of life may have two visitors at a time.

Guthrie Wellsboro Infusion Center: one support person is permitted for outpatient visits and infusions.

We do our best to include the support person in discussions regarding care plans by using telephone or video conferencing.