A History of Healing

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Confidential assessments are provided 24/7

A quiet refuge for healing.

Confidential assessments are provided 24/7

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 Hospital, we want them to feel that they have left the city and entered a quiet refuge where the process of healing the mind has taken place for centuries.

Our admissions department is available 24/7 to provide a confidential assessment for you or your loved one. 

Inpatient Programs

Our inpatient programs offer behavioral health treatment and services tailored to each patient’s age and specific needs.

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Crisis Response Center

The crisis response center is available 24/7 to provide emergency walk-in evaluations and treatment for adults.

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The admissions department is always available to provide and schedule confidential assessments.

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Packing List

If you or a loved one will be entering an inpatient program, please prepare by reviewing our packing list.

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Visiting Hours

Find the visiting hours for your friend or family member’s unit and read through our visitation guidelines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read some frequently asked questions regarding Friends Hospital and the services we provide.

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Licensing & Accreditation

Friends Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, which helps monitor quality and care. Read more about this designation.

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Friends Hospital is dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health issues. Read more about our partners in this effort.

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Our Services

Our adolescent programs provide psychiatric treatment and support to individuals ages 13 to 17 so they can begin to identify challenges, better handle frustrations and develop constructive behaviors.

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Adult treatment programs at Friends Hospital are designed to help individuals ages 18 to 65 understand their condition and develop healthy alternative behaviors.

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Friends Hospital has offered care specific to the psychiatric needs of senior adults for more than 30 years, and was one of the first behavioral health facilities in the country to offer specialized senior care.

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Greystone Residential is a long-term community residence designed to meet the special treatment needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental health disorders.

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Friends Hospital recognizes that members of the LGBTQ community have unique healthcare needs, and we have worked hard to ensure that our policies and practices are welcoming and affirming for our LGBTQ patients.

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Greystone Residential

The Greystone Program is a long-term community residence designed to meet the special needs of individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

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A Journey Through Time

Browse our interactive timeline to learn more about the long history of Friends Hospital.

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Help is only a call away.

Our Facility

Patient Satisfaction

4.37 / 5
I feel better now than when I was admitted
4.41 / 5
I understand the importance of following my discharge plan
4.29 / 5
Overall I was very satisfied with my treatment

* Data based on patients surveyed between July-December 2023.

We’re hiring!

If you’re looking for an opportunity to build the career of your dreams and join a dedicated team of professionals, Friends Hospital is the place for you.

A Word From Our Patients

‘I learned a lot of things and what I want to do in life. To forgive people and let things go. How to cope with my emotions. This was a great experience for me.’

- Former patient
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‘It was a wonderful way to get my thoughts back on track.’

- Former patient
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‘I felt safe here, and I felt loved.’

- Former patient

‘This facility is doing a great job with treatment and safety.’

- Former patient

‘Thanks to everyone for being nice to me when I wasn’t nice to myself.’

- Former patient
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‘You guys helped me so much while I was sick. Thank you.’

- Former patient

Your Feedback Matters

We value your feedback. Please take a few moments to share your review of the service you received while in our care.

Friends Hospital

4641 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Toll-Free Phone: 800-889-0548
Local Phone: 215-831-4600
Email: Message Us

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