In our efforts to keep patients focused on recovery and in keeping our community safe, we have revised our Visitor's Policy. These revisions include a 14-day waiting period for patients and a mandatory family session for visitors. The waiting period will begin immediately upon a patient's admission, and has been initiated to encourage patients to engage in treatment.
All adult visitors will be required to complete a short session with staff that will help them identify their role in the patient's recovery and will help answer some important questions. These family sessions will be offered on Saturdays from 12:15pm- 1:00pm and must be completed before visitation is allowed.
Visitation will remain on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00pm-4:00pm and will include the 1:30pm-2:30pm educational session for all patients and all visitors. Children under 14 years of age may only visit on Sundays from 2:30-4:00pm.
Policy changes will be effective as of October 1, 2016.
Saturdays - Required to complete one session before visitation begins
12:15PM - 1:00PM
Saturdays - 1:00PM Arrival (no children under 14 years of age)
1:30PM - 2:30PM Family Group Session
2:30PM - 4:00PM Open Visitations
Sundays & Holidays - 1:00PM Arrival
1:30PM - 2:30PM Family Group Session (no children under 14 years of age)
2:30PM - 4:00PM Open Visitation (All Children Welcome)
Please Note: There is a mandatory education group for patients and families from 1:30pm -2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors are asked arrive prior to 1:30pm to attend this mandatory session with the patient.
Telephones are available for making outgoing and receiving incoming calls during certain times of the day that do not interfere with treatment. If there is an emergency please contact our main hospital number at 610-539-8500 for assistance. Other telephone calls may be arranged with the patient and their assigned counselor.
Please send mail to the patient's attention at:
Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital, 1033 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19403
For safety reasons, all mail received will be opened prior to being given to the patient.