FLU SEASON: TEMPORARY VISITING RESTRICTIONS
Due to an increase of influenza (flu) cases in the area, Cooley Dickinson requests that no unnecessary visitors accompany patients to the hospital. We especially encourage parents not to bring children under the age of 14 to the hospital unless absolutely necessary, as schools and daycare facilities are particularly likely to be sources of infection. Until further notice, the only children allowed to visit the Childbirth Center are Siblings.
Because people can have and spread the flu before they know they are sick, only people who need to be here should come. We have some very vulnerable patients in the hospital, and it is our responsibility to protect them from infection as well as we are able. We appreciate your cooperation.
Bring a smile, leave a smile.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital is located at 30 Locust Street (Route 9) in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visitors who need directions can use Google Maps and/or follow directions on our Locations & Directions page.
Visitors may park in lots A and H, the two large lots adjacent to the hospital’s Main Entrance, North Entrance and Emergency Entrance. Free valet service is available at both the Main and North Entrances. In addition, a few spaces are reserved at Women’s Health Midwifery Care for patients and visitors seeing providers or attending groups at the “yellow house.”
Directly to the right as you enter through the Main Entrance there is a hospital information booth staffed by friendly, knowledgeable volunteers. In most cases, they can help you find what you’re looking for, and can provide you with printed directions to most hospital locations that you can carry with you.
At Cooley Dickinson Hospital, there are no set visiting hours, but visitors are asked to respect patients’ needs for a restful atmosphere. There is no discrimination in visitor access based on one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. This policy also strictly adheres to equal access for same-sex couples and same sex partners. In some cases, in the Critical Care Unit, Childbirth Center or other units, or at the patient’s request, visitation may be limited.
Cooley Dickinson Hospital is committed to providing the safest possible environment for its patients and staff, and for the community at large. We maintain the following visitation policies:
- No one who is sick should visit.
- The number of visitors should be limited to only those necessary for the patient’s comfort.
- Visitors should clean their hands before and after their visit.
Get more information on infection prevention and current local, regional, national and global health concerns HERE.
Directions to Conference Rooms and Educational Classrooms
For directions to meeting rooms, class and seminar locations, support groups, community groups and lecture/presentation rooms, click HERE.