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.
In Their Own Voices
In these videos, you'll meet some of the people who have volunteered time and talent to these programs. Listen as they share their experiences in their own voices.
Penn Medicine Community Programs
Browse a selection of programs in which Penn staff, faculty, and students participate and make a difference.
Penn Medicine's Community Support -
By the Numbers
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.
|Support in FY13|
|Charity and underfunded care for Medicaid families:||$121 million|
|Physician training support:||$85 million|
|Research support:||$608 million|
Organizations seeking volunteers for a community event or organization can submit a request online.
Penn Medicine Employees and Students
- Find community outreach opportunities
- Report activities on the Penn Medicine CAREs community outreach intranet page
Questions about Penn Medicine's community outreach efforts or about the "Penn Medicine CAREs" reporting program can be directed to the office of Government Affairs and Community Outreach at 215-662-7030 or email CAREs@uphs.upenn.edu.
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.
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
- Pennsylvania Hospital
- Chester County Hospital
Need an appointment? Request one online 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or call 800-789-PENN (7366) to speak to a referral counselor.