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    Hospitals, health centers, police stations, fire houses and other facilities that are willing to accept, without questions, newborn babies delivered by mothers who are unwilling or unable to care for an infant and are thereby at risk for abandonment. Police reports are generally not filed and no attempt is made to contact the mother's family, even in situations where her identity is known. Infant safe haven statutes vary by jurisdiction with regard to who may leave a baby at a safe haven, the age of the baby at the time of relinquishment, the facilities that can be designated as safe havens, the responsibilities of safe haven providers, anonymity protection for parents and the consequences of relinquishment.

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    Easton Hospital - Safe HavenIf 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. NorthamptonEaston HospitalEaston Hospital
    Evangelical Community Hospital - Emergency Department -Safe Havens for Abandoned NewbornsUnionEvangelical Community Hospital - Emergency DepartmentEvangelical Community Hospital
    Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - 17th and ChewIf 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.LehighLehigh Valley Hospital - 17th and ChewLehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - Cedar Crest BoulevardIf 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.LehighLehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar CrestLehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - East Norwegian StreetIf 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.SchuylkillLehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill East Norwegian StreetLehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - MuhlenbergIf 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.LehighLehigh Valley Hospital - MuhlenbergLehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - PoconoDescription of Service A parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.MonroeLehigh Valley Hospital - PoconoLehigh Valley Health Network
    Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - South Jackson StreetIf 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.SchuylkillLehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill South Jackson StreetLehigh Valley Health Network
    National Safe Haven AllianceDedicated to support states' efforts to prevent infanticide and unsafe newborn abandonment through safe-haven relinquishments. Pennsylvania Safe Haven Law: Cons. Statute Title 23, 6502; 6503 You can leave your baby, up to 28 days old, with an administrative, managerial or security personnel at any hospital in Pennsylvania.National Safe Haven AllianceNational Safe Haven Alliance
    Reading Hospital - Safe HavenIf 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. BerksReading Hospital - Safe HavenTower Health
    Sacred Heart Hospital - Safe HavenIf 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. LehighSacred Heart HospitalSacred Heart Health Care System
    Safe Haven for Infants Endless Mountain Health SystemsSafe Haven A parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.SusquehannaEndless Mountains Health SystemsEndless Mountains Health Systems
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Barnes Kasson County HospitalA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.SusquehannaBarnes Kasson County HospitalBarnes Kasson County Hospital
    Safe Haven for Newborns - Berwick Hospital Center Emergency Room - Commonwealth HealthA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.ColumbiaBerwick Hospital CenterCommonwealth Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Bucktail Medical CenterA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department at Muncy Valley Hospital and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department. ClintonBucktail Medical CenterBucktail Medical Center
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Divine Providence Hospital-UPMC SusquehannaA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses Divine Providence Hospital and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LycomingUPMC Susquehanna- Divine Providence HospitalUPMC Susquehanna
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Evangelical Community HospitalA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.UnionEvangelical Community Hospital - Emergency DepartmentEvangelical Community Hospital
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital-Geisinger Health SystemA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department at Muncy Valley Hospital and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.ColumbiaGeisinger Bloomsburg HospitalGeisinger Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Geisinger Community Medical Center - ScrantonA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department at Geisinger and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LackawannaGeisinger Community Medical Center - ScrantonGeisinger Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Geisinger Medical Center-DanvilleA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.MontourGeisinger Medical Center - DanvilleGeisinger Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Geisinger Shamokin Area Community HospitalA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.NorthumberlandGeisinger Shamokin Area Community HospitalGeisinger Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center-Geisinger Health SystemA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LuzerneGeisinger Wyoming Valley Medical CenterGeisinger Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Lock Haven Hospital-UPMC SusquehannaA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.ClintonLock Haven HospitalUPMC Susquehanna
    Safe Haven for Newborns - Moses Taylor Hospital - Commonwealth Health SystemsA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.LackawannaMoses Taylor HospitalCommonwealth Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Muncy Valley Hospital-UPMC SusquehannaA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department at Muncy Valley Hospital and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LycomingUPMC Susquehanna - Emergency Services, Muncy Valley HospitalUPMC Susquehanna
    Safe Haven for Newborns - Regional Hospital of Scranton - Commonwealth HealthA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.LackawannaRegional Hospital of ScrantonCommonwealth Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Robert Packer Hospital-Guthrie Health SystemA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.BradfordGuthrie Robert Packer HospitalGuthrie Health System
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Soldiers & Sailors Memorial HospitalA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.TiogaSoldiers and Sailors HospitalUPMC Susquehanna
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Sunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient CenterA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.NorthumberlandSunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient CenterSunbury Community Hospital & Outpatient Center
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Towanda Memorial Hospital-GuhrieA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.BradfordGuthrie Towanda Memorial HospitalGuthrie Health System
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Troy Community Hospital-Guthrie Health SystemA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.BradfordGuthrie Troy Community HospitalGuthrie Health System
    Safe Haven for Newborns - Tyler Memorial Hospital - Commonwealth HeathA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.WyomingTyler Memorial HospitalCommonwealth Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns - Wayne Memorial Hospital - Wayne Memorial Health SystemA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.WayneWayne Memorial HospitalWayne Memorial Health System
    Safe Haven for Newborns - Wilkes-Barre General Hospital - Commonwealth Health SystemsA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.LuzerneWilkes-Barre General HospitalCommonwealth Health
    Safe Haven for Newborns-Williamsport Regional Medical Center-UPMC SusquehannaA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department at Williamsport Regional Medical Center and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LycomingUPMC Susquehanna - Emergency Services / Urgicenter, Williamsport Regional Medical CenterUPMC Susquehanna
    Safe Haven - Hazleton - Lehigh Valley Health NetworkA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LuzerneLehigh Valley Hospital - HazletonLehigh Valley Health Network
    Safe Haven - Lancaster County Safe Haven of Pennsylvania states a parent of a newborn may leave a child in the care of a hospital or a police officer at a police station without being criminally liable as long as the child is no older than 28 days and is not harmed. Safe Haven gives parents a safe, legal and confidential alternative to abandoning their baby. Lancaster County Safe Haven drop off stations include: - Lancaster General Hospital, 555 N Duke St, Lancaster PA - Women and Babies Hospital, 690 Good Dr, Lancaster PA - UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster, 250 College Ave, Lancaster PA - WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, 169 Martin Ave, Ephrata PA - UPMC Pinnacle Litiz, 1500 Highlands Dr, Lititz PA The law stipulates: - Newborns may be no older than 28 days - A parent may leave their child at the hospital - Hospital employees will not ask parents for ID, but parents may provide information willingly. Parents are given an opportunity to provide information if they desire by talking with hospital staff or filling out and anonymously returning the medical information form found at the bassinette sites - Criminal charges will not be filed if the newborn shows no sign of abuse or neglect - Baby's mother or father has a specified amount of time to reclaim a baby through the county's child protective services - If a parent does leave their name with the hospital, county agencies are required to try to locate the baby's next of kin. CYA has been charged to do this, so a family member may have the opportunity to reclaim and parent the baby - Some hospitals provide bassinettes near their emergency department's entrance, but an employee should be notified when a parent leaves a baby. This can be accomplished by ringing an emergency button at the ER door or by the Safe Haven bassinette - After a parent leaves a baby at a hospital Safe Haven, the newborn will be examined by hospital staff and then a county agency is notified to place child in foster care - Babies eventually are placed in adoptive homes LancasterSafe HavenPennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Safe Haven - St. Joseph Medical CenterIf 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.BerksSt. Joseph Regional Health NetworkSt. Joseph Regional Health Network
    Save Haven for Newborns-Jersey Shore HospitalA parent of a new baby under 28 days of age, who feels that they cannot care for the baby, can give the baby to one of the nurses in the Emergency Department at Jersey Shore Hospital and simply leave without giving name or address. If they choose, they may give the nurse a medical history of the baby. The baby receives a check up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems. Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that the baby is placed in a loving, caring home. Both the parent and baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from the Emergency Department. This allows the parent to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if they want information on the baby after leaving it in the Emergency Department.LycomingSafe Haven - Jersey Shore HospitalJersey Shore Hospital
    Somerest Community Hospital Safe Haven for Abandoned NewbornsAccept, without questions, newborn babies delivered by mothers who are unwilling or unable to care for an infant and are thereby at risk for abandonment. Police reports are generally not filed and no attempt is made to contact the mother's family, even in situations where her identity is known. Infant safe haven statutes vary by jurisdiction with regard to who may leave a baby at a safe haven, the age of the baby at the time of relinquishment, the facilities that can be designated as safe havens, the responsibilities of safe haven providers, anonymity protection for parents and the consequences of relinquishment.SomersetSomerest Community HospitalSomerset Community Hospital
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - Allentown CampusIf 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.LehighSt Luke's Hospital - Allentown CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - Anderson CampusIf 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.NorthamptonSt Luke's Hospital - Anderson CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - Bethlehem CampusIf 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.LehighSt Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - Palmerton HospitalIf 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. CarbonSt Luke's Hospital - Palmerton CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - St Luke Monroe CampusIf 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.MonroeSt Luke's Monroe CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - St Luke's Miners CampusIf 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.SchuylkillSt Luke's Hospital - Miners CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's Hospital - Safe Haven - St. Luke's Quakertown CampusIf 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.SchuylkillSt Luke's Hospital - Quakertown CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    St Luke's - Safe Haven - Gnaden Huetten CampusIf 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. CarbonSt Luke's Hospital - Gnaden Huetten CampusSt Luke's University Health Network
    UPMC Altoona Safe Haven for Abandoned NewbornsSafe haven for abandoned newborns.BlairUPMC Altoona Hospital ServicesUPMC Altoona
    WellSpan- Safe Haven - Good Samaritan HospitalIf 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.LebanonWellSpan Good Samaritan HospitalWellSpan Health

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