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Einstein Medical Center

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is a 548-bed tertiary-care teaching hospital located in the Logan section of North Philadelphia.  The hospital has an accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center and one of the busiest emergency departments in Philadelphia. 

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is designed to treat patients with the most critical injuries, providing expert urgent care to those who need it most. The Trauma and Critical Care team includes a staff of highly experienced trauma physicians led by division chair Dr. Mark J. Kaplan.

The trauma staff is supported by a medical team made up of:

  • Emergency medicine physicians
  • Trauma surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Specialized nurses

As a teaching hospital, Einstein’s physicians, residents, nurses and students work together to provide the best patient outcome. Additionally, Einstein offers community prevention activities to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries. These include Stop the Bleed, Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), Intimate Partner Violence Counseling services, fall prevention programs, Think First Injury Prevention, and injury/safety awareness.

Einstein's Trauma Center treat a number of injuries, including:

  • Traumatic injuries from automobile, bicycle and motorcycle collisions
  • Penetrating traumas
  • Injuries caused by accidents and falls, including industrial and residential accidents and elderly falls
  • Injuries resulting from assault

5501 Old York Rd., Klein Bldg., 206-Trauma
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19141

Community Resources

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. Telephone: (757)563-1600 Toll-free Meeting Line: (888)425-2666 email:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem of substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available through the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

ADA National Network

The ADA National network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such accommodations at work, building codes, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work.

Amputee Coalition

The Amputee Coalition empowers people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy. They provide resources and information for children, adults, and families.

Brain Injury Association of America

The Brain Injury Association of America works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention-Opioid Overdose Prevention

The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid disorder.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. These include online support and resources; navigators to help locate support services by state.


For 27 years, MossRehab has repeatedly been ranked as a "Best Hospital" for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report. Our expert team of board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors combined with physical, occupational and recreational therapists; speech language pathologists; and neuropsychologists provide a full suite of inpatient and outpatient services designed to improve the lives of individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions and diseases. Additionally, MossRehab Elkins Park boasts the largest collection of robotic rehabilitation equipment in the U.S. and is home to the only devoted Right Sided Stroke Recovery Center.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime


The National Center for Victims of Crimes helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime and to rebuild their lives.

Northwest Victim Services (NVS)

Serving crime victims in Northwest Philadelphia since 1981, NVS supports individuals impacted by crime, empowering them to effectively navigate the criminal justice system and provide client support. Victims Compensation Assistance Program provides compensation for victims of crime. For more information email:

National Human Trafficking Hotline

Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit the web site.

National Institute of Mental Health

This web site provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes, signs an symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSF. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free) or visit the web site.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALD (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 the Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Teen Line

TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who work with teens. Call 1-800-852-8336 or text "TEEN" to 839863

Lutheran Settlement House

LSH is a multifaceted service organization offering a variety of programs to empower individuals and strengthen communities across the city of Philadelphia. Programs include: Bilingual Domestic Violence Program (BDVP) Community Education Homeless services Senior Services Medical Advocacy For more information please visit the web site.

Next Steps: Managing Life After Trauma

NextSteps is a FREE online program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. You can engage in the weekly education modules and live chats with other trauma survivors. NextSteps can help you explore the ways your life has changed after traumatic injury and how you can move forward on your journey. This program can help you manage difficult emotions and find the courage to achieve your goals.

The Children's Advocacy Project

Violence reduction/Victim Resources

Anti-Violence Partnership (AVP)-Counseling Center

Counseling is provided, free of charge, to adult and child co-victims of homicide and victims who have been traumatized by other forms of violence.

Families of Murder Victims (FMV)

Advocacy services, including emotional & crisis support, assistance in police or court proceedings, protection orders, referrals to other agencies

EMIR (Every Murder is Real)

215-848-4068 EMIR is a non-profit organization that services and supports family members and friends who have been affected by homicide.

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