Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Persons with Disabilities at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Many patients and family members need the assistance of support devices to help them navigate our large facility. Below is a listing of the services available for the disabled.

Hearing Impaired

  • Portable TTY
  • Sign language interpreters upon request
  • Inpatient disclosure form identifying anticipated need during hospital stay
  • Hospital policy allowing assistive dogs

Visually Impaired

  • Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities in Braille
  • Advance directive in Braille
  • Doorways with tactile (Braille) lettering
  • Elevators with sound
  • Hospital policy allowing assistive dogs

Physically Challenged

  • Wheelchair upon request
  • Volunteer to assist when needed
  • Handicapped parking spaces in Penn Tower garage
  • Handicapped accessible restrooms
  • Wheelchair-height telephones and water fountain