Philadelphia VA Medical Center

 

Visitor Information

Locations

Philadelphia VA Medical Center serves veterans from a multi-county area in southeastern Pennsylvania, and southern New Jersey. In addition to our main medical center in Philadelphia, we offer a number of services to our patients in four community-based outpatient clinics.

Waiting Areas

For your convenience and safety, we have special waiting areas throughout the facility. Please do not gather in the hallways or at the nurses' stations. You may also want to review our Visiting Hours and Policies.

We have volunteers who work in the Intensive Care waiting areas at specific times. Please check in, and give the volunteer the patient's name. If you leave the waiting area at any time, please let the volunteer know, in case we need to contact you.

Parking

Free parking is available to all patients of Philadelphia VA Medical Center, but unfortunately, parking is very limited, so please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to have time to find parking.

Handicapped Parking
Handicapped parking is available.

Outpatient Clinic Parking
Free parking is available at our outpatient clinics in Ft. Dix and Gloucester County, NJ, and  in Horsham, PA.  There is only on-street parking available at the MultiService Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Security

Philadelphia VA Medical Center has a Police Service. Our officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facility and parking lot. For general police assistance, please dial 6225. In case of an emergency, dial 911. Report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses to the VA Police while on the facility grounds as soon as possible. Our parking lots are also equipped with emergency phones that automatically ring the security office when picked up.

Because the Philadelphia VA Medical Center is federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, no weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are permitted.

Chapel

Heroes’ Chapel is a nondenominational chapel, and is located on the third floor of the Medical Center, room 3B171. The chapel is used for a variety of worship experiences including regular Protestant Worship and Catholic Mass. It is open to everyone – for quiet meditation and reflection.

Current weekly schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday Protestant worship is at 10:30am
  • Sunday Catholic Mass is at noon. 
  • Daily Mass occurs Monday through Friday at noon
  • Please contact Chaplain Service at extension 6156 or 5814 for additional information or to speak with one of our chaplains.

Contact

Jennifer Askey
Public Affairs Officer
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
215-823-5800 Ext. 5916
jennifer.askey@va.gov