Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Special Services at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Accommodations — Semi-private, Private, Deluxe (Pavilion)

In addition to semi-private rooms, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania offers both private and deluxe accommodations (the Pavilion) for patients in the hospital. For information about rates and availability please contact Admissions at 215-662-2335.

Interactive Television

Patients have access to a television with closed captioning free of charge. The unit secretary can provide headphones—to be used while watching TV late at night or at a high volume. Please call 215.662.3900 for repair service


A telephone is located at every bedside. Local calls are free within area codes 215, 267, 610, 484, 856, 609 and 302. All other calls require operator assistance and are charged to a home phone bill, credit card, calling card (available in the gift shop) or the call recipient (calling collect).

Please note: Not all 215 and 610 area code numbers are considered local. Please call 215-662-4700 for questions regarding long-distance service.

TV and phone services may be charged to a major credit card or to your home telephone bill. To order your television and telephone services, call 215-662-4700 and a 24-hour customer service representative can assist you.

Beauty and Grooming Services

Our hair stylist provides services for both men and women at bedside or the hospital salon located on the first floor of the Maloney building. Hair services are available during regular business hours and payment is expected at the time of service. You need written permission from your doctor for these services. Contact your nurse manager or the hair salon at 215-662-2592 for assistance in scheduling.

Pastoral Care

Our interfaith ministers are happy to visit with you 24 hours a day. You may reach them at 215-662-2591.

The interfaith chapel is located on 1 Dulles and is open 24 hours to meet your spiritual needs and for reflection and prayer. After 5 pm contact the hospital operator for the chaplain-on-call or the duty chaplain.