Visitor restrictions in place at Main Line Health

Our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff and our community. Our current guidelines and procedures noted below were established in consultation with our infection prevention colleagues to ensure the best and safest experience we can provide during this challenging time. Please understand that changes occur frequently as the impact of the virus on our community evolves. We will do our best to keep you as informed as possible of any changes that occur.

All patients and support persons/visitors will have their temperature checked and be asked screening questions upon entry to the hospital or OB office. Any support person who is symptomatic (fever, cough, etc.), or otherwise does not pass the screening questions, will not be permitted to enter and will be asked to leave the facility.

Effective Friday, June 18, 2021, the following visitation guidelines are in place for pregnant patients:

Quick guide


COVID-19 Negative

COVID-19 Positive

Antepartum (inpatient)

Visitors as noted below

No support person

Labor & Delivery

2 support persons

2 support person


1 support person

No support person

  • Outpatient OB Offices: Please refer to your OB physician practice for specifics regarding office visits.
  • Ultrasound/Perinatal Testing: Patients can bring one person with them for their appointment.
  • Antepartum care*: Antepartum patients will be allowed one support person during their initial hospital evaluation. Support person should arrive with the patient. If they arrive separately, they will be checked in by the screener after review of the visitor log. Patients may designate 2 visitors per day. Visitors should adhere to the visiting hours of 11:00 am-7:00 pm.
  • Labor and Delivery*: Patients may designate 2 support persons to accompany them during their delivery. This includes a doula. Support persons should remain in the L&D room as much as possible but are permitted to leave and return.
  • Postpartum care*: Patients may designate 1 visitor per day. Support person must be the same person from admission to discharge. Visitors should adhere to the visiting hours of 11:00 am-7:00 pm. They may leave and return, preferably during visiting hours.
  • NICU: The NICU allows for two visitors per patient. Visitors are permitted to visit once a day, but not at the same time.

*All support persons/visitors must be entered in the visitor log before their arrival so that the screeners know that it is ok for them to visit.

If a pregnant mother is COVID positive upon admittance, support person or visitor policies may be subject to change. Please be advised that all visitors will be required to submit to risk assessment screening and need to wear a mask at all times during their visit. More information is available on our COVID Patient Safety FAQ page.

Patients who refuse testing will be allowed a support person for labor and delivery only.

Mask policy

All OB patients will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their stay. After delivery, masks are required when a healthcare professional is in the room. Support persons will always be required to wear their mask.

COVID Negative moms, wearing a mask, may ambulate in the hallway independently, with their nurse or with other unit personnel based on clinical condition. Moms may push the bassinet as they ambulate if desired. Support persons must remain in the room.

Rooming-in policy

We have instituted a 24-hour rooming-in policy for infants. This means the newborn will stay in the room with the mother and well-baby care will be done at the bedside for COVID negative moms.

In COVID-positive patients, rooming-in versus isolation of infant will be individualized following consultation with Neonatology.

We encourage early discharge from the hospital to any mother and baby that is medically stable.