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Penn Medicine In The Community

Improving lives and health in underserved communities throughout the Philadelphia area is among Penn Medicine's highest priorities. Every day, Penn physicians, nurses, medical students and volunteers share their knowledge, skills, and themselves to benefit the community. Activities include free health clinics and screenings, disease prevention and treatment education, support groups for patients and their families and health care career development.

Charity Care Policy

Penn Medicine is committed to caring for all patients equitably, with dignity, respect and compassion. As part of this commitment, we offer financial counseling and assistance programs to uninsured and underinsured patients to assist those who cannot pay for their care.

Learn more about this program and the requirements for qualification

Simply Because (Annual Report)

Since 2007, Penn Medicine has published an annual community benefit report, Simply Because, highlighting some of the great work we do in the community.

Facts & Figures

This pocket-size brochure contains a wealth of public statistical information about our organization and provides some research, education, and clinical care highlights.

Economic Impact

In our quest to advance science through discoveries, provide the highest quality care for patients and educate future physicians and scientists, Penn Medicine provides a notable financial impact to the city, state and nation. Our Economic Impact report highlights some of the value we bring to the region.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Penn Medicine is committed to identifying, prioritizing and serving the health needs of the community. In fulfillment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, each hospital of Penn Medicine has performed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and prepared written implementation strategies.

Penn Medicine's Community Support By the Numbers

Support in FY14
Charity and underfunded care for Medicaid families: $132 million
Physician training support: $82 million
Research support: $557 million
Total: $771 million

Penn Medicine Blog Community Outreach – Take a look at entries from the Penn Medicine Blog dealing with stories of employees and students' work impacting the community.

Questions about Penn Medicine's community outreach efforts or about the Penn Medicine CAREs initiative can be directed to the office of Government and Community Relations at 215-662-7030 or email