Norton Children's Hospital

231 E. Chestnut St.,
Louisville, 40202


Masks Required in Norton Healthcare Hospitals and Select Facilities

Norton Healthcare continues to evaluate local and national data and the current status of COVID-19 cases throughout our community to guide our protocols and practices. While our community level remains low, the transmission level of COVID-19, as detailed in the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker, remains high in Jefferson County.

DNV, our hospital accrediting agency, has recommended Norton Healthcare require all employees, patients and visitors to wear masks in areas of our hospitals and select facilities where patients may be present, regardless of vaccination status. This update affects:

  • All Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s Louisville-area hospitals
  • All Norton Cancer Institute locations
  • Norton Children’s Medical Center
  • Novak Center for Children’s Health
  • Norton Diagnostic Center – Brownsboro
  • Norton Diagnostic Center – Dixie
  • Norton Diagnostic Center – Dupont
  • Norton Diagnostic Center – Fern Creek
  • Norton Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center – Dixie
  • Norton Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center – Springs
  • Norton Healthcare Pavilion

This policy does not affect primary care and urgent care locations.

In an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, the front entrance of the hospital at 231 E. Chestnut St. is closed. The Norton Children’s Hospital emergency department is open around the clock and accessible via the hospital parking garage at 210 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, Kentucky.

Entry Points

  • Main: 24/7 daily from the first floor parking garage entrance
  • Emergency department: 24/7 daily located from lower level garage entrance
  • Pedways: Restrictions in place from pedways and medical office buildings

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Norton Children’s Hospital is Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital. Along with its predecessor hospitals, Norton Children’s Hospital has cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay.

The 300-bed hospital is Louisville’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, provides the area’s highest-level neonatal intensive care unit and serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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