Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th and Chew
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Safe Haven - 17th and Chew
If 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.
17th and Chew Streets
Allentown, PA 18104
Eligibility: Mothers of newborns no older than 28 days
Hours: 24/7
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (866) 921-7233 Main
  • (610) 969-2388 Other
Intake Requirements: Walk-in
Fee Amounts: None
Geographical Area: Lehigh
Service Contact: 866-921-7233
  • Crisis Pregnancy Hotlines
  • Safe Havens for Abandoned Newborns
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th and Chew
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