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PHMC Medical Respite at Serenity Court offers post-acute medical care for people experiencing homelessness who need medical care after a hospital stay. PHMC Medical Respite at Serenity Court and its counterpart PHMC Medical Respite on Cedar are the only homeless medical respites in the City. The benefits of medical respite programs include better health outcomes for patients, lower re-admission rates for several months, and long-term cost savings for hospitals, insurance companies and communities.

PHMC Medical Respite at Serenity Court provides:

  • Comfortable space for rest and recovery.
  • Medication management, follow-up appointments, and linkage to primary care and other PHMC resources.
  • Case management to help connect patients with social services.
  • Assistance with accessing post-respite housing.

Eligibility is determined after an initial phone call based on the criteria below.

A patient must be:

  • Experiencing homelessness.
  • Independent in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), although individuals with ADL limitations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • An unaccompanied adult aged 18 years or older.
  • In need of post-acute recuperative care. Includes prep for colonoscopy.
  • All patients will be screened for their ability to live safely in a communal setting.

If you are interested in becoming a contracting hospital or have a patient that meets the eligibility criteria, please call 215.684.3430.


1221 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121
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215.684.3430 PHONE
215.731.2198 FAX


8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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