Pennsylvania Hospital

Welcome to Pennsylvania Hospital — the nation's first hospital founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond. Since its founding, Pennsylvania Hospital has been at the forefront of innovative, high quality patient care and continues to build on its many centers of excellence.

Penn Medicine is dedicated to providing a healthy and safe environment for our patients, staff, and visitors. All Penn Medicine facilities are smoke-free and weapons-free. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Pennsylvania Hospital campus including outside the buildings. Thank you for your cooperation.

This section contains information to assist you with planning for your visit. We hope that your impression of Pennsylvania Hospital is as positive as ours.

  • COVID-19 Patient Visitor Guidelines

    To protect all of our patients and staff, Penn Medicine is limiting the number of visitors to Pennsylvania Hospital. Get the latest visitation policies and guidelines related to COVID-19.

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    Getting Here

    This section contains information to help assist you with getting to and around Pennsylvania Hospital.

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    Preparing for Your Hospital Stay

    At Pennsylvania Hospital, we strive to make you and your family's stay both safe and comfortable.

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    What to Expect During Your Stay

    Know what to expect during your hospital visit at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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    Visiting Hours and Patient Contact

    Visiting hospitalized loved ones is a way of showing support and offering encouragement. At Pennsylvania Hospital, visiting hours are open and flexible. Patients should discuss with family and friends when they would like to receive visitors and who should visit.

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    Onsite Pharmacy

    The pharmacy at Pennsylvania Hospital dispenses prescriptions for patients and Penn Medicine employees.

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    Solutions for Women Boutique

    Solutions for Women at Pennsylvania Hospital is a unique boutique offering a variety of distinct life-enhancing health care items, including specialty women's health, maternity and breastfeeding support products, as well as outpatient lactation services.

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    Historic Tours

    Founded in 1751, Pennsylvania Hospital is the nation's first hospital. Call 215-829-3370 to request a guided tour or a copy of our walking tour brochure.

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