Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your health and well-being is our highest priority. As we welcome you back to services, please continue to stay informed with Doylestown Health's response to COVID-19. Learn more

Welcome Back: A message from Doylestown Health's President and CEO, Jim Brexler

We've established several new precautions to protect the health of our patients and staff. Hear from our President and CEO, Jim Brexler, and learn about the additional steps we've taken to keep you safe. Learn more

Safe Haven Newborn Protection

Safe Haven Newborn Protection

In accordance with Pennsylvania legislation, Doylestown Hospital offers a safe place for unwanted babies.

  • Pennsylvania's Safe Haven law allows parents to legally and confidentially turn over unwanted infants up to 28 days old to any hospital as an alternative to abandonment.
  • Babies can be handed over to any hospital staff member. As long as the child is unharmed, the parents will not be asked any questions.
  • It is recommended that the parent provide medical information for the child, but it is not required.
  • A baby turned over to a Safe Haven hospital will receive any necessary medical care.
  • The county's children and youth agency will work to find the baby a loving family through the state's foster care system.
  • The individuals leaving the baby at the hospital do not have to provide any information about themselves.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Doylestown Health
Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(Updated 10/14/20) Doylestown Health is coordinating with federal, state and local agencies to prevent the spread of potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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