During Your Stay

Every patient has the right to adequate pain control. As your health care provider, we are committed to preventing and relieving pain. If you are having pain, talk to your physician or nurse. Reporting pain accurately is a key factor in developing your pain management plan, finding the reason for your pain, and correcting it. There are many different kinds of medications and non-medication therapies that can be used to relieve pain and discomfort.

Medical Center chaplains are available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week to talk with you and your family. They can assist with spiritual and emotional issues you are facing and identify ways your faith can help you cope with illness. The chaplains are prepared to assist people of all faiths; in addition, representatives of many faiths routinely stop at the Medical Center to visit patients.

You may ask pastoral services to contact your local church or house of worship to arrange a visit by your own clergy member. A chaplain can be reached by calling extension 8177 (or 717-531-8177 from outside the Medical Center) or by calling the Medical Center’s operator at extension 8521 (or 717-531-8521) from outside the Medical Center) to have the chaplain paged.  You can also visit our website by clicking here.

Interfaith Chapel
The Interfaith Chapel, available for public worship and private prayer, is always open. It is located on the first floor of the Medical Center near the East Lobby. A service of prayer and hope for all faith traditions is offered every Wednesday at noon.

You will see many volunteers around the Medical Center. Volunteers provide various services throughout the hospital including escorts, waiting room receptionists, patient assistance in filling out their menus and patient evaluations, flower delivery, tour guides, patient mail delivery, pastoral services assistants, and pediatric cuddlers. If you have questions about the services provided by the volunteer staff, please call extension 8278 (or 717-531-8278 from outside the Medical Center) or visit our website.

Cash, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted at all locations except vending machines.

Patient Meals
Your physician will prescribe a diet to suit your medical needs. If you have any questions about your meals or your nutrition in general, ask your nurse to call one of the hospital's registered dieticians or call clinical nutrition at extension 8421 (or 717-531-8421 from outside the Medical Center).

You will be prompted daily to make your menu selections for the following day.  Anytime your prescribed diet changes, we  will provide information on the new diet and how it is expected to help you.

The cafeteria is located adjacent to the Rotunda on the first floor of the Medical Center's main building.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Gateway Café
The Gateway Cafeteria is located inside the main entrance of the hospital.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee
Starbucks is located in the main entrance lobby of the Medical Center.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Corner Café
The Corner Café is located on the second floor of the University Physician Center building.

Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vending Machines
Vending machines are located adjacent to the Medical Center's rotunda near the elevators, and at various sites throughout the campus.

For dining options outside of the Medical Center, see the local dining listing.