Penn Center for Primary Care


51 N 39th St #1
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone : 215-662-9990
Fax: 215-243-3297

Date Opened: October 2010
Annual New Patient Capacity: 100
Clinic Schedule: Monday afternoons
Partner Agency(ies): HIAS Pennsylvania
Populations Served: Refugee adults from all refugee populations (Bhutanese, Burmese, Eritrean, Karen, Chin, Kachin, Russian, and Darfuri to date)
Services Provided: Initial assessment & ongoing care, on-site phlebotomy, immunizations, radiology, pharmacy. “Rapid referral” system to specialty care.
Interpretation System: Phone interpreters, In-person interpreters
Insurances Accepted: All (including all Medicaid agencies)

Penn Center for Primary Care is one of the major outpatient clinical practices of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The practice houses ten attending physicians and is the primary site for training of resident physicians in the Primary Care track of the Internal Medicine Residency training program of the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, in partnership with a local resettlement agency, HIAS Pennsylvania, PCPC started a refugee clinic to meet an unmet need for rapid and thorough screening of newly arrived refugees. The refugee clinic has seen 75 refugees in its first year and plans to expand to 100 in the coming year. Refugees are seen by resident physicians from the Global Health and Primary Care tracks of the Internal Medicine residency program. They are closely supervised by four attending physicians. Twenty-nine resident physicians have rotated through the clinic to date. On-site ancillary clinical support is provided by a pharmacist, pharmacy students, clinical social worker, nurse, and a medical assistant. A psychiatrist sees patients once-monthly in the clinic as well. Medical case management is coordinated closely with a Case Manager from PCPC’s partner resettlement agency, HIAS Pennsylvania.

  • Penn Center for Primary Care Clinic Guide
  • Penn Center for Primary Care Release of Information Form