Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - Cedar Crest Boulevard

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest


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Data Provided By
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
General Information
Description of ServiceIf a parent is unable to care for their newborn, they may surrender the baby at any hospital or police station as long as the infant is unharmed and less than 28 days old. No one will ask their name, and they will not be in trouble.

Safe Haven is a federal law, but each state has different requirements. In Pennsylvania, a parent can take the baby to any hospital emergency room or police station. they may place the baby in the Safe Haven bassinette at a hospital emergency room and ring the bell if there is one nearby. Some hospitals provide medical forms to share their confidential family medical history.

They also may place the baby in the arms of an employee in the emergency department who is wearing a hospital identification badge, or in the arms of a police officer at police stations. No one will ask their name, and they should not voluntarily give it if they want to remain anonymous.
LocationLehigh
Geographical AreaLehigh
Intake RequirementsWalk-in
 
Client Information
EligibilityMothers of newborns no older than 28 days
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation 24/7
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 866-921-7233
Physical Site Address 1 1200 South Cedar Crest Boulevard
Physical Site City, State, Zip Allentown, PA 18103
Main Phone 866-921-7233
Web Address www.secretsafe.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Lehigh Valley Health Network
Affiliated Program: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
This Service: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - Cedar Crest Boulevard
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Crisis Pregnancy Hotlines (RP-1500.1400-180)
Safe Havens for Abandoned Newborns (LJ-5000.8000)