Friends Hospital

Friends Hospital, located in the Fairmount district of Philadelphia, is recognized as one of the premier mental hospitals in the United States.

Founded by Quakers in 1813 as “The Asylum for Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason,” and later known as the “Frankford Asylum for the Insane,” it was the first private psychiatric hospital in the U.S.

Friends Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Patient Services Offered:

  • Adolescent Services, a range of inpatient hospital services for adolescents suffering from emotional problems, with or without substance abuse.
  • Adult Services, an inpatient program for adults ages 18 to 60.
  • Older Adult Services, the first program in the Delaware Valley specifically designed for elderly with a mental illness.
  • The Greystone Program, a long-term residential facility on the main campus in Northeast Philadelphia.
  • The Eating Disorders Program for adults and adolescents, both male and female.
  • 24-hour nursing care in all units.
  • Psychological testing for diagnostic assessment and assistance in treatment.
  • Individual and group therapy.
  • Assistance to help patients and their families with after-care arrangements.

Friends Hospital

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