Information on Restricted Visitor Policy and Response to COVID-19

Doylestown Health's COVID-19 vaccine offering is restricted by PA Department of Health guidelines.  Find the latest information regarding Doylestown Health's response to COVID, including testing, visitor policies and more. Learn more

Preadmission Testing Announcement

As of Monday, January 25th, all preadmission testing -- with the exception of cardiac and vascular surgeries -- will be performed in the Ambulatory Center and those  patients should park in A4.

Pediatric Therapy Dogs

Pediatric Therapy Dogs

Doylestown Health's Della Penna Pediatric Center partners with Roxy Therapy Dogs to share registered therapy dogs with our youngest patients. Visiting with a dog is a way to provide companionship, comfort and support, and to ease anxiety for young patients and their families.

About Roxy Therapy Dogs

Roxy Therapy Dogs is a Bucks County pet therapy organization dedicated to delivering comfort to children. Roxy Therapy Dogs has provided pet therapy services for thousands of children since its inception in 2005 in settings including schools, healthcare facilities and courtrooms. All of the therapy teams who visit our pediatric patients are members of Roxy Therapy Dogs.

Visits With Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs can provide happiness and stress relief for children in the hospital. Therapy dogs visit children in private inpatient rooms, as well as in the children's playroom in Doylestown Health's Della Penna Pediatric Center.

To ensure the comfort and safety of our pediatric patients, precautions are taken before a therapy visit can take place. Our therapy teams are registered and have been through training to ensure the safety and privacy of our patients. In addition, a parent or guardian must approve all therapy animal visits for pediatric patients.

About Our Therapy Animals

Our therapy dogs are special animals who are cleared and registered to function effectively in a pediatric hospital setting. Handlers are Doylestown Health volunteers and Roxy Therapy Dogs members who have been trained to protect the safety of our patients.

Doylestown Health therapy teams are registered by one of the following pet therapy organizations:

Contact the Volunteer Office

Questions about volunteering in the Pediatric Therapy Dog program? Call the Volunteer Office at 215.345.2204.

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