At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, all of our care is delivered in a patient and family-centered model. In addition to your medical care, we have the following support services and accommodations.
School services are available for school-aged students who will be hospitalized as an inpatient or staying at Ronald McDonald House for two weeks or longer and receiving medical or rehabilitation services. School services are provided three to four days a week for one hour per day. The teacher will follow the student’s curriculum brought from home, with the goal of assisting the student in staying on track with the rest of their class. Please bring your child’s school books, worksheets, assignments and school contact information with you.
If you would like more information on school services, or to speak directly with our teacher prior to coming to the hospital, please contact the rehabilitation department at 215-430-4115.
The Fishbowl is designed especially for our younger patients up to 12 years with toys and play materials, a TV and other games. The Fishbowl also includes a small parent table/sitting area for socializing and/or a coffee break.
The teen lounge is designed especially, and only available, for our patients aged 12 - 21 years, as a fun place to meet other teen patients and to visit with peers. The teen lounge is open for patients from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily.
Visit the Getting here page for details.
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia offers interpretive services for you and your child. It is vital to ensure that you have accurate information about your child’s care. The interpretation/translations department uses certified interpreters of many languages to provide in-person and telephone interpretation during the provision of clinical services. We provide medical interpretation services to patients and families from all over the world.
All incoming mail for patients should be sent to:
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia
Attn: [Patient name and room number, if known]
3551 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
The main number to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia is 215-430-4000.
There are computers available with internet access on the sixth floor in the resource room, as well as free WIFI access using our PFA network throughout the hospital.
The ATM is located next door in Boyer Pavilion, at Temple University Hospital.