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Birthing center visitation restrictions

To help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Ballad Health hospitals have implemented new labor and delivery visitation restrictions, including:

  • Allowing just 1 patient-support person and 1 visitor per room
  • Engaging all visitors in screening protocols
  • Limiting public entry points

Please read more about these visitation restrictions.

Deciding where to have your baby is important. Choose top-quality, hands-on maternity care from the skilled professionals at our Family Birth Centers in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Family Birth Center Services & Amenities

Depend on our one-on-one maternity services, special programs and amenities including:

  • Private, homelike, soothing birthing suites with advanced fetal monitoring equipment where you can welcome your new little one in comfort
  • Dedicated pediatric hospitalists available 24/7 at Niswonger Children’s Hospital to help care for you and your newborn during delivery and afterward
  • Access to advanced facilities if you need a C-section or have other complications
  • Highly skilled, caring nurses to help you bond with your baby right after birth and alleviate any anxiety you may have about being a new mother
  • Breastfeeding services, including supplies available through Ballad Health pharmacies, as well as breastfeeding classes and certified lactation consultants to support you and your baby in adjusting to breastfeeding
  • Prenatal classes to help you understand how to breastfeed, perform infant CPR, give your newborn a bath, teach siblings about baby and more
  • Postpartum care for mother and baby to make sure you’re doing well after delivery
  • Nurse midwife services available at Indian Path Medical Center and Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
  • High-risk maternity care at Johnson City Medical Center, with perinatalogists available 24/7, and High Risk Obstetrical Consultants (HiROC) in Kingsport.
  • 24/7 anesthesia coverage

Family Birth Center Locations

Expect quality, family-centered maternity care at one of our ten Family Birth Centers throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia including:

Abingdon, VA

  • Family Birth Center at Johnston Memorial Hospital

Big Stone Gap, VA

  • The Birthing Inn at Lonesome Pine Hospital, Big Stone Gap, VA

Bristol, TN / VA

  • Deborah H. Quillen Birthing Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center, which has been recognized by Cribs for Kids as a Gold-Certified Safe Sleep Champion, the highest infant sleep designation available

Greeneville, TN

  • Birthing Center at Takoma Regional Hospital
  • Laughlin Memorial Hospital

Johnson City, TN

  • Family Birth Center at Franklin Woods Community Hospital, which has earned perinatal care certification from The Joint Commission, is certified as a Gold Safe Sleep Champion by Cribs for Kids
  • Shirley Palmer Family Birth Center at Johnson City Medical Center, which includes the Northeast Tennessee Reginal Perinatal Center (one of only five state-designated perinatal centers in Tennessee) – Johnson City Medical Center is certified by The Joint Commission for perinatal care and is a Gold Safe Sleep Champion by Cribs for Kids.

Kingsport, TN

  • Barbara Humphreys Birthing Center at Holston Valley Medical Center
  • Indian Path Medical Center

Norton, VA

  • Norton Community Hospital


Family Birth Centers Locations

1 Medical Park Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 844-1121
300 Med Tech Pkwy.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 302-1000
130 W. Ravine Rd.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 224-4000
2000 Brookside Dr.
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 857-7000
400 N. State of Franklin Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 431-6111
16000 Johnston Memorial Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211
(276) 258-1000
1990 Holton Ave.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(276) 523-3111
100 15th St NW
Norton, VA 24273
(276) 439-1000