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Visiting Us

Visit Shriners Children's Philadelphia

When visitors arrive, we're as happy to see them as the children are. Visitors can bring a smile to a patient's face and help them pass the time. But they can do more than that. Feeling supported by family and friends can also help enhance the healing process.

We ask that all guests, visitors and family members join us in creating a positive environment where hope and healing meet. 

General Visiting Guidelines

To maintain a family-friendly, healing environment, we ask that all visitors respect the following guidelines:

  • All surgical patients and inpatients can have up to four visitors. This includes up to two parents or caregivers and two additional visitors. Siblings are counted as visitors.
  • All outpatient visits can have up to four people. This includes up to two parents or caregivers and two additional visitors. Siblings are counted as visitors.
  • All visitors must stop at the front desk in the lobby for a visitor sticker.
  • Only two people are allowed at the bedside when visiting a PICU patient.
  • Visitors are asked to respect patient confidentiality.
  • All visitors must wash their hands when they enter the patient’s room and prior to leaving. Nursing staff will share any additional infection control measures that may be necessary.
  • Children in care facilities are more susceptible to infections; therefore, we ask visitors with a cold or infection to wait until the condition has improved before visiting.
  • There is a nursing supervisor available at all times if you have any questions or concerns during your visit.
  • Patients and visitors are not allowed to consume alcohol or smoke while staying at, or visiting the facility.
  • Shriners Children's Philadelphia is a nonsmoking facility.
  • Latex (rubber) balloons are not permitted in the building. Patients may only receive mylar balloons.

Food Service

Our cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and is open to our patients, families and visitors.

We have a set menu every day that includes snacks, beverages, sandwiches, salads and desserts at reasonable prices. Additional items can also be cooked to order.

To have a meal with your child, you may purchase your meal in the cafeteria and bring it to your child’s room. If your child is able, you may bring your child with you to the cafeteria. Please let the nursing staff know if you are interested in taking your child to the cafeteria.

Please make us aware of any food allergies or sensitivities that you, a family member or guest have so we can safely serve you.

Cafeteria Hours


7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Weekends & Holidays

8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Meal Service


7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

11 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

5 p.m–6 p.m.

Weekends & Holidays

8 a.m.–9 a.m.

noon-1:30 p.m.

5 p.m–6 p.m.

Vending machines with a variety of beverages and light snack options are available 24 hours a day in the cafeteria.

A variety of restaurants and pizza shops are within walking distance and available for delivery to Shriners Children's Philadelphia. Please ask for a list at the nurse’s station on the fifth floor or at the front desk in the lobby.

Our cafeteria accepts cash, credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay. An ATM is available at the Boyer Pavilion located next door at Temple University Hospital if you need cash while at the hospital.

Support During Your Time With Us

Learn more about the services and programs Shriner's Children's Philadelphia offers our patients and their families