Temple Health - Chestnut Hill Hospital

Safe Haven

If you’re not ready to take care of a newborn, there’s a place where you can take your baby and ensure its safety and health: a Safe Haven.

If you are not able to care for your baby, all you have to do is bring your newborn (up to 28 days old) to any Pennsylvania hospital or to a police officer at a police station and drop it off. That’s all. You will not be in any trouble, as long as the baby is unharmed and not a victim of any crime.

No one will judge you.

At Chestnut Hill Hospital, you may give the infant to any staff member, or place the child in one of two Safe Haven crib locations: in the Ambulance Entrance or in the Patient Entrance to the hospital's Emergency Department.

No one will ask you any questions, and no one will say a word about your baby. In fact, you don’t even have to give your name or address.

You can provide medical information for the baby. But you don’t have to answer any questions.

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