Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers
Directions to the Philadelphia PADRECC
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
You may use the directions below for general directions to the Philadelphia VA Medical Center or you may used the links above for more detailed directions.
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From I-95 North (Delaware, Baltimore, Washington)
From I-76 East (Pennsylvania Turnpike/Schuykill Expressway/I-676/Pittsburgh/Harrisburgh)
From I-76 West (New Jersey/New Jersey Turnpike/I-295/Walt Whitman Bridge)
From Downtown Philadelphia
Public and Other Transportation
Drop Off and Parking
Directions to the Clinic
Special Needs Assistance
From I-95 North (Delaware, Baltimore, Washington) Follow I-95 past the Philadelphia International Airport to Exit 13 (To I-76 West/291 - Valley Forge) continue following the signs for To I-76 West / Valley Forge. This will take you across the Platt Bridge, at the bottom of the bridge turn LEFT (following signs for I-76 West - Valley Forge) this is 26th Street. This flows into I-76 West (also know as the Schuykill Expressway). You will enter I-76 West from the left, move cautiously to the far right lane and take Exit 346B (old exit 41) University Ave/Civic Center. Go straight off the ramp (this is 34th Street) through two traffic lights and across a drawbridge. The street now turns into University Ave., bear LEFT, you will go under a railroad bridge, at the third traffic light turn LEFT. This is the VA Medical Center main entrance (VA Hospital Dw).
From I-76 East
(Pennsylvania Turnpike/Schuykill Expressway/I-676/Pittsburgh/Harrisburgh)
Follow I-76 East to Exit 346B (old exit 41), Grays Ferry /University Ave. Stay RIGHT on the ramp (this is University Ave.). You will go under a railroad bridge, at the third traffic light turn LEFT. This is the VA Medical Center main entrance (VA Hospital Dw).
From I-76 West
(New Jersey/New Jersey Turnpike/I-295/Walt Whitman Bridge)
Cross the Walt Whitman Bridge (I-76 WEST). Stay right after paying the toll, follow signs for I-76 West (Schuykill Expressway). Take Exit 346B (old exit 41) University Ave/Civic Center. Go straight off the ramp (this is 34th Street) through two traffic lights and across a drawbridge. The street now turns into University Ave., bear LEFT, you will go under a railroad bridge, at the third traffic light turn LEFT. This is the VA Medical Center main entrance (VA Hospital Dw).
From Downtown Philadelphia
Take Market, Walnut or South/Spruce Streets WEST to 38th Street. Turn LEFT onto 38th Street. At the second traffic light turn RIGHT. This is the VA Medical Center main entrance (VA Hospital Dw).
The number 30 and 42 buses stop in front of the VA Medical Center. All subway surface cars to and from 30th Street and center city (EXCEPT TROLLEY #10) stop at 40th and Woodland Avenues, one block from the VA Medical Center. City rapid transit stations are also located at 40th and Woodland, 40th and Market, and University City, which are within walking distance to the VA Medical Center.
SEPTA information: (215) 580-7800
From 30th Street Amtrak Station, SEPTA’s LUCY (Loop Through University City), GREEN loop stops in front of the VA Medical Center or taxi service which is an 8 to10 minute ride.
Philadelphia International Airport is a 20 to 40 minute taxi ride depending on traffic.
Where to Park
When entering the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, you will be greeted by a security guard who will request some form of identification. You can then proceed up the hill, past the main entrance, to the designated patient parking areas. Parking at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center is free of charge.
Please note: It can be difficult to find parking spots during the morning hours. Please allow extra time for parking if your PADRECC appointment is scheduled in the morning.
Where to Drop Off
If you need to be dropped off, your driver can let you out at the main entrance of the hospital before proceeding to the patient parking area.
Directions to the Clinic (from the main entrance)
PADRECC (Parkinson's Center) is located on the 4th floor on the West Wing. Once you enter through the main entrance of the hospital, proceed down the first hallway (left of the hospital front desk). Make a right down the second hallway and proceed to the last set of elevators on the left hand side (you will pass the cafeteria on the left and the Canteen store on the right). You will then be in the "Old Building" or "Building 1" of the hospital. Take the elevators to the 4th floor. Make a left off of the elevator and another left at the end of the hallway. This will put you directly in the PADRECC clinic area. Please check in with the receptionist at the desk.
Special Needs and Assistance
Please note that the distance between the main entrance of the hospital and the PADRECC clinic area is quite long. Staff are available to escort you to the clinic once you arrive at the main entrance. Please call our clinic if you would like to have a staff member greet you. We can also provide you with a wheelchair during your visit if needed. If you have other questions, concerns or needs please let us know prior to your appointment.