Welcome to Friends Hospital

Friends Hospital is one of Philadelphia’s top mental health facilities. Friends Hospital is committed to excellence in psychiatric diagnostics, research, treatment and education.

At our behavioral health facility, we strive to blend ever advancing medical treatments with a compassionate and supportive environment.

Our multidisciplinary treatment teams, which include psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, expressive arts therapists, certified addiction counselors and other mental health specialists, provide individualized care to meet each patient’s unique needs.



ATTENTION: Nurse Leaders! We are looking for dynamic, talented, energetic, and transformative Psychiatric Nurse Leaders to join our team. Learn More.

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A Journey Through Time

Located on a beautiful 100-acre campus, Friends Hospital, the nation’s oldest private psychiatric hospital, continues to offer a quiet refuge where healing has taken place for nearly two centuries. Friends Hospital offers a continuum of care including level of care assessments; specially designed inpatient units for adolescents, adult and older adults; and a private residential rehabilitation program.



The Greystone Residential

Located on the grounds of Friends Hospital, the Greystone Program is a long-term community residence designed to meet the special needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.


Friends Sponsors Innovation Conference

Friends Hospital was pleased to sponsor the Scattergood Foundation Innovation Conference held at WHYY Studios on October 30 and October 31. More than 150 national and local health leaders met to focus on the challenges of behavioral health innovation and forge unique collaborations to support these initiatives.


The Pathway to Wellness and Recovery

Today, Friends Hospital still operates under its original mission and, using the modern principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness. Helping patients gain and maintain a sense of balance and accomplishment is an important step on the pathway to wellness and recovery.


FIRST At Friends

“FIRST at Friends” is a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Using evidenced–based best practices, this approach centers psychiatric care and treatment around the concepts of FIRST – (F) family, (I) individual, (R) recovery, (S) strengths and (T) trauma-informed care. The patient, his/her loved ones and the treatment team work together to develop an individualized plan to assist the patient on the path to recovery.