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How We Are Protecting You

Important Patient Safety Notice: For the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, weapons are not permitted at any Temple Health facilities. Additionally, please be aware that we are implementing a new weapon detection screening system at Temple University Hospital – Main Campus as of June 7, 2023. To ensure a smooth check-in process, we kindly request that you arrive early for your appointment. Your cooperation in maintaining a safe environment is greatly appreciated.

Safety Protocols Designed to Protect Our Patients and Staff

The safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. Our team of clinicians has implemented numerous safety protocols to protect our patients and staff, based on the guidelines of the CDC, local and federal government, and leading medical associations.

Learn more about how we are protecting you. 

Temple Health Campuses are Weapons-Free

For the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, weapons of any kind are not permitted at any Temple Health facility. 

Please be advised that Temple University Hospital — Main Campus, has implemented a new weapon detection screening system. This system is seamless for all those entering the facility — with no check-in line and no removal of items necessary — as it is designed to only identify weapons such as knives and guns so that they can be safely confiscated. This maintains a smooth process for all those coming into the hospital.  

Your cooperation in maintaining a safe environment for all is greatly appreciated. 

COVID Patient Safety

Our safety precautions and protocols include:

  • Masking in the hospital is optional for all. We strongly encourage patients to wear masks if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms to keep others around them safe. Makes are available at all entrances.
  • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting at least several times per day, based on infection control guidelines.
  • Social distancing is strongly recommended in lobbies, waiting areas and other public locations such as elevators.
  • Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID, or be regularly tested for COVID if they have a vaccine exemption.

Telemedicine Appointments from the Comfort and Safety of Your Home

In order to support patient and staff safety, many appointments are now available through telemedicine (also called virtual visits). When an in-office appointment is not medically necessary, we encourage our patients to participate in appointments using telemedicine.

Temple Health offers telemedicine appointments for both new and current patients for many of our specialty services. See a Temple doctor from the comfort of your home on your phone, tablet or computer.

Learn more about virtual visits >