Kensington Hospital


In-patient Medical Services

Kensington Hospital treats the following medical diagnoses, but not limited to:

  • Endocarditis;
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy;
  • Osteomyelitis of spine;
  • Osteomyelitis of the foot;
  • Physical Therapy;
  • Physical Therapy;
  • Septic artritis of the joints;
  • Wound Care
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In-Patient Non-Hospital (Detox) Services

Kensington Hospital also provides in-patient detoxification (non-Hospital) services.  The Hospital's dedicated staff provides quality and compassionate  services for individuals struggling with addiction.


If you are anyone you know needs in-patient detoxification services, contact Kensington Hospital's Intake Unit at:  215-426-8100, extension 6005 or 6020.

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Kensington Hospital- Clinics

Kensington Hospital's Outpatient Clinic located on the Hospital premises at 136 W. Diamond Street, Philadelphia, Pa. provides the following out-patient services:

  • Primary Medical services;
  • HIV Counseling & Testing;
  • Infectious Disease;
  • Podiatric;
  • Pulmonary Care;
  • Woman's Health;


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Kensington Hospital is the 2nd oldest Hospital in the City of Philadelphia.   It was founded in 1887 by Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, an internationally renowned surgeon and medical pioneer.  The Kelly forceps were named for Dr. Kelly because of his performance of abdominal surgeries widely thought to be impossible at the time.  Dr. Kelly went on to be the Chief of OB/GYN at the newly formed Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Kensington Hospital was originally called “Kensington Hospital for Women” and treated diseases specific for women, fertility, delivery and pregnancy issues.  Many babies were born at Kensington Hospital.


Kensington Hospital has been served the community for over 120 years and is the only bilingual/bicultural hospital in Philadelphia.

2015 Community Health Needs Assessment


2012 Community Health Needs Assessment