Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Patients will be discharged as early in the day as possible. Discharge times for mothers and their babies are based on the time of delivery. 

Your care team will provide you instructions about post hospital care including your diet, activities or other matters. Your entire care team will work with you to support your transition out of the hospital.

Planning for discharge begins when patients are admitted to the hospital. Throughout the hospital stay, the staff will work with patients, their support person(s), and their family to assess patient needs and identify resources to meet these needs. Patients may meet with a social worker or clinical resource coordinator who will discuss options for discharge, recommend a plan and coordinate the arrangements.

Social workers and clinical resource coordinators are part of the interdisciplinary care team. Social workers can link patients to community resources, such as skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, that meet health-related needs or concerns. They can help patients and families cope with illness or injury during their stay, and provide referrals to agencies at discharge. Clinical resource coordinators work with patients and families to arrange home care such as home nursing care and home medical equipment.

Personal Items

Please re-check your room to make sure you have all valuables and personal items.

Outpatient Pharmacy

For your convenience, an out-patient pharmacy is located on the first floor of the Ravdin Building. The pharmacy accepts most insurance plans and is open from 7 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday and 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

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