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StChristophers Hospital

We are Open for Care

If your child needs care, come see us! All of our physician offices, the hospital, urgent care and emergency room are open and safe. As an option, our Virtual Visits bring the doctor to you via video or phone consultations.  
We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our community and implementing rigorous cleaning and disinfecting processes and procedures that meet or exceed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) guidelines. Explore the resources below.


Come One, Come All! 10th Annual Backpack Distribution and Virtual Carnival

We’re not letting the pandemic cancel our annual celebration – we’re going virtual! For the tenth straight year, we are celebrating summer with a Virtual Back to School Carnival for Philadelphia patients and families. Since the carnival’s inception, the free event has entertained nearly 13,000 children and their families, and provided school supplies to thousands of children. The free event is hosted by St. Christopher’s Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Drexel University College of Medicine.

Backpacks full of essential school supplies for pre-K through high school kids will be distributed in a drive-up distribution on August 12th and August 13th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. The virtual carnival will go live at 9:00 a.m. on August 14th and include five tents for kids and families.

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Information on HIPAA Breach Notice provided by St. Christopher's Healthcare, LLC (previous owner of the hospital)

On July 31, 2020, St. Christopher’s Healthcare, LLC, the previous owner of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, reported a disclosure of protected health information for certain patients that occurred in May, 2019 to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights.  Click here to read the notice letter which contains more information on whom to contact with questions.

Meeting Your Needs, Keeping You Safe

St. Christopher's is here for you. We are working hard to resume our full offering of healthcare services and we are taking many steps to keep our hospital, physician offices, urgent care center, and other clinical areas clean and safe.

Gregory Sorensen, MD, EVP and Chief Medical Officer of Tower Health, our parent company, explains more below.


Learn more about our ongoing steps to keep patients safe.

​About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties. 

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher’s is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women’s Choice Award Best Children’s Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.

My Child's Patient Portal

We know managing the details of your family’s health care can sometimes cause its own symptoms, like headache and fatigue. So to provide relief, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children offers My Health Rec. With this helpful online application, you can access your child's health records, share information with doctors, and save time paying health bills, among other things—all from the comfort and privacy of your home.

Virtual Visits Now Available!


Convenient, Virtual Visits with St. Christopher’s doctors are now available through, a safe, secure platform for non-life-threatening conditions that do not require in-person evaluations of your child’s symptoms. Call your child’s doctor to determine if virtual care is right for your family. If appropriate, they will help you schedule an appointment. Learn more about Virtual Visits at St. Christopher's.

Learn more about St. Christopher's Hospital for Children's recent awards.
We are committed to every family that walks through our doors. #StChrisProud 
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