Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th and Chew - Safe 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.
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
  • (610) 402-8000
  • (610) 402-4888 - Fax
Fee Amounts: Services free of charge
Intake Procedure: Drop off baby with Emergency Room Nurse
Geographical Area: Luzerne
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Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th and Chew - Safe Haven
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