Welcome to Friends Hospital
On 100 beautiful acres in Northeast Philadelphia stands Friends Hospital, one of America’s oldest hospitals and the first private non-profit institution in the country, founded exclusively to help persons with mental illness. When people come onto the grounds of Friends they feel that they have left the city and entered a quiet refuge where the process of healing the mind has taken place for nearly two centuries.
A commitment to excellence in psychiatric diagnostics, research, treatment and education is at the core of Friends Hospital ‘s approach to treatment today. We strive to blend advancing medical treatments with a compassionate and supportive environment. This approach has earned Friends the distinction as one of Philadelphia’s top mental health facilities and the only inpatient psychiatric hospital in Pennsylvania to achieve Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ® from The Joint Commission for four years in a row.
Using the principles of wellness and recovery, our multidisciplinary treatment teams, including psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, expressive arts therapists, and other mental health specialists, provide individualized care to meet each patient’s unique needs.