If you are a frightened parent of a new baby under 30 days of age and feel you cannot care for this baby, come to the Emergency Department at Williamsport Regional Medical Center or the Muncy Valley Hospital. You may give your baby to one of our nurses and simply leave. A new law allows you to do this. We do not even need to know your name or address.
- When you give your baby to one of our nurses in the Emergency Department, you may give the nurse a medical history of your baby if you choose.
- We will also give your baby a check-up to be sure it receives medical care for any health problems.
- Then we will get in touch with the Lycoming County Children and Youth Services and one of their employees will come to the Emergency Department and see that your baby is placed in a loving, caring home.
Both you and your baby receive an identification bracelet with a confidential medical record number from our Emergency Department. This will allow you to contact Lycoming County Children and Youth Services if you want information on your baby after you have left your baby in the Emergency Department.
Before you consider this as an option, you may want to contact us to find out more educational options and other support. You can contact us at (570) 321-2069.