Penn Transplant Institute

Transplant Institute Visitor Information

Visitor FAQs

Patients and their families often have questions about visiting the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and the Penn Transplant Institute.

Where can we stay?

Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House
(For patients and families from beyond a 50-mile radius)
3940 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Rates: Varies depending upon the unique needs of each patient.
For reservations, please call 215-662-4540.

Inn at Penn – A Hilton Hotel
36th and Walnut Streets
215-222-0200
Located on the Penn campus
10% discount on current room rate charges for patients and families
Valet parking is $29/day

Sheraton University City
36th and Chestnut Streets
215-387-8000 or 877-459-1146
In University City, 5 blocks from HUP
$160/night: Single or double, reduced rates if staying more than 30 days
Parking is $15/day

Gift of Life Family House
401 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
 

For long term housing:

Hosts for Hospitals
Arranges free lodging and support at volunteer-host homes
215-472-3801
info@hostsforhospitals.org

Where do we park?

Parking for patients and visitors is available at the Penn Tower Garage and throughout the Penn campus. The Penn Tower Garage is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Long-term Parking

Family members requiring long-term parking can purchase a parking pass at the cashier's office. The cashier's office is open 7:30 am to 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday, and is located on 1 Silverstein in HUP. The $70 pass is good for 15 consecutive days and provides unlimited in/out access to the Penn Tower Garage only. There is no reimbursement for days that are not used.

Self-Park

Penn Tower Garage: 24-hours-a-day

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine: M-F 5 am to 11 pm, Sat 7 am to 2 pm, closed Sun

Rates for Patients/Family:

  • Up to 3 hours $6.00
  • 3 to 7 hours $9.00
  • 7 to 24 hours $10.00

Valet Parking

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine:
M-F 5:30 am to 10 pm, closed Sat & Sun
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Main Entrance:
M-F 6 am to 10 pm; closed Sat & Sun

Rates for Patients/Family:

  • Up to 3 hours $9.00
  • 3 to 7 hours $12.00
  • 7 to 24 hours $13.00

Rates for ages 62 and over: $1 discount for up to three hours, $2 discount for three hours or more.

Rates for non-patients are slightly higher.

How do we get to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania?

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is easily accessible by car and public transportation. Visitor information includes driving directions, parking information and maps of the hospital campus.

Amtrak serves Philadelphia's 30th Street Station and Philadelphia International Airport is served by all major airlines. Service to the HUP campus from 30th Street Station and the airport is provided by SEPTA.

The LUCY (Loop through University City) shuttle runs to the main entrance to Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. The ride to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 30th Street Station takes about 10 minutes.

Charges for the LUCY shuttle are $2 or a SEPTA token, and it is free with a SEPTA pass or ID card from the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, Drexel University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the VA Medical Center.

Where should we eat?

Food and vending services are available at HUP and the Perelman Center, in addition to a number of restaurants and fast food options in the areas. Patients are also encouraged to bring food or snacks if they anticipate a long day at the Penn Transplant Institute.