Welcome to Jefferson Health

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority while we continue to provide the exceptional care you expect to receive from the nation’s best.

The Numbers Tell Our Story

We’re Safe, So You’re Safe

We’ve cared for more COVID-19 patients than any other system in the Philadelphia area.


Jefferson healthcare professionals fighting COVID-19


Days we’ve been doing it

About 1%

Percentage of staff testing positive during the peak months of the COVID-19 crisis

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Safety is our main focus

The health and safety of our patients and employees is our highest priority during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Learn how our team of physicians and healthcare professionals is taking the steps needed to ensure your safety.

Updates as of September 19, 2020

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White Coats for Black Lives

We Stand United Against Racial Oppression

As healers and educators, we are committed to helping others. Never has there been a greater need for being in the moment.

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LGBTQ+ Program at Jefferson

Providing care to the LGBTQ+ community from providers who have self-identified as culturally competent in caring for LGBTQ+ patients and have knowledge or special training in LGBTQ+ health.

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Residency Programs

Residency Programs

Important information and resources to help you successfully navigate your way through the residency application, interviewing and matching processes.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitor Policies

Updated guidelines for patients and their visitors

To ensure the health and safety of patients and their visitors we have implemented new protocols. We will always compassionately consider the circumstances of each patient when it comes to visitor/family presence.

Updates as of September 19, 2020

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Patient consulting with doctor on tablet

Talk to Your Doctor About JeffConnect

JeffConnect makes it easy to get the care you need without leaving your home or office. Meet face-to-face with our doctors using your cell phone, tablet or computer with a web cam. Jefferson emergency medicine physicians in Center City are available 24/7 through On-Demand Video Visits for stomachaches, cold and flu symptoms, and more. Take advantage of JeffConnect to request a second opinion from a Jefferson physician, or schedule a video visit instead of an office follow-up with your doctor.

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Our Care Network

Jefferson Health offers an extensive care network with offices throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Use the directory and map to find the best location for you including detailed driving directions and further information about services available at each of our offices.

Testing Site

Jefferson Health Launches Public COVID-19 Testing Site

Located in Northwest Philadelphia, this City of Philadelphia-funded initiative aims to reduce barriers faced by community members seeking testing.

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Nurse Practitioner

An Annual Mammogram Made All the Difference for Cancer Survivor and CVICU Nurse Practitioner

Delaying her annual mammogram because of COVID-19 could have meant less cancer treatment options for Nicole Cavaliere.

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Top Hospitals

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Among Top Speciality Hospitals in the Country

The specialty care provided at Jefferson Health hospitals ranks among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, including Ophthalmology, Cancer and Pulmonology.  

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FDA Blood

Blood with Baggage: Prejudice Underlies Current FDA Regulations for "MSM" Blood Donors

The FDA recently revised blood donor regulations, a rapid change two Jefferson medical school students say highlights discriminatory policies against the LGBTQ+ community.

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COVID Travel

Holiday Travel Tips: How to Stay Safe During COVID-19

Can you really go home for the holidays this year? Dr. Michael Barnish weighs in on staying safe on planes, in hotels and on extended drives.

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Ally Doctor

Allyship, Medicine and Meditation

Dr. Karolynn Echols shares how her experience as a Black woman in America shapes her allyship with her patients, including those within the LGBTQ+ community.

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COVID Halloween

How to Handle Halloween During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A family medicine physician talks re-defining trick-or-treat, safe alternatives and shares how she plans on celebrating with her own children.

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Medicaid Patient

What Medicaid Expansion Has Meant for Mental Health During COVID-19

Researchers reflect on the impact the Affordable Care Act has had on opening up access to mental health services.

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Ringing Ears

Complaints of Ringing Ears Increase During COVID-19

If you believe you are experiencing ringing in your ears (otherwise known as tinnitus), especially during COVID-19, you are not alone.

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COVID-19 and the Flu: Will There Be a "Twindemic"?

It is possible to get both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. Here’s how to protect yourself when two similar viruses collide.

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We are reimagining diversity and inclusion to promote and cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates the differences and similarities of our patients, families, students, workforce and the communities we serve to achieve an equitable culture.

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