At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates and alerts from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

Please note that Shriners Hospitals for Children does not administer COVID-19 testing or treatment at this time. If your child has an upcoming appointment and you or your child are exhibiting a cough, fever, chills, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location to reschedule the appointment.

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Patient programs

Patient programs

Patient programs

Patient programs

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia, care extends far beyond the hospital walls. The rehabilitation and recreational therapy department at the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital believes that recreation and leisure should be an important part of everyone’s life without exception. They collaborate with a number of community organizations to introduce patients to the wide range of recreation possibilities and assist patients in discovering their passions leading to a life full of fun.

During your visit to the Philadelphia Shriners Hospital you may see therapy dogs, musicians, magicians, area sports teams, clowns, picnics or holiday-themed parties. Activities and classes are provided free-of-charge to patients and families. In addition to special events offered throughout the week, we offer other engaging activities.

Therapeutic recreation workshops and day trips

From art projects and cooking, to adaptive biking, tennis or rock climbing, our recreation therapy department can provide you a list of upcoming workshops available to patients, to get your child involved and learn new skills. Most events require an RSVP and some may have age requirements.