Main Hospital

3401 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

As the nation’s first children’s hospital devoted exclusively to the care of children, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has a long and established reputation for innovation, excellence and superior patient outcomes. Our 567-bed Main Hospital, located on our Philadelphia Campus, has built a foundation of delivering safe, high-quality and family-centered care; fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare; and saved countless children’s lives. Today, families facing complex conditions come to CHOP from all around the world.

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When You Arrive

Families entering CHOP’s Main Hospital will be greeted by friendly and helpful staff at the Registration Desk, located near the hospital’s main entrance. After registration, you may be directed to wait in our bright and airy Main Atrium until your child’s room is ready, or to the Emergency Department on the ground floor. The Atrium includes many distractions to keep your child entertained, including Seacrest Studios.


Visitor Guidelines

To keep our patients, families and staff safe from COVID-19 and other respiratory viral infections like the flu, we continue to review and adjust our visitation policies. Please read these guidelines before coming to any CHOP location, and remember all eligible visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Learn what you can expect when you visit CHOP during COVID-19.

Travel Advisory

Please allow for extra travel time to your appointments due to road closures and traffic congestion caused by multiple construction projects around CHOP and Penn. Please note, the Wood Garage is now fully closed. Refer here for the latest updates on parking at CHOP’s Philadelphia Campus.

Unique Features of Our Main Hospital

Our Main Hospital provides more than dedicated staff, advanced testing, innovative treatments and comprehensive patient care. We also offer a multitude of support services for patients and families.

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In the Heart of the City

Our Main Hospital is easily accessible by car and public transportation, and nearby the Philadelphia International Airport.

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Expert trauma care

Our Level 1 Trauma Center is the premier site for evaluation and treatment of children with severe and life-threatening injuries.

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Bench to bedside

Many of CHOP’s research facilities are located near our Main Hospital, allowing discoveries in the lab to move more quickly to our patients.