It's no secret that first-rate health care is one of Chester County's top assets! By all health-care indices, Chester County is one of the healthiest places to live in the Commonwealth, and this in turn reflects the state-of-the-art health care in its local hospitals and their medical staffs, as well as the outstanding public health and social service programs and agencies in the community, says Dr. John P. Maher, county health director.Major Hospitals
Brandywine Hospital & Trauma Center
Brandywine Hospital & Trauma Center is the counties only accredited Level II trauma center, offering 24-hour coverage by expert medical, surgical & nursing trauma team members. It is also the only hospital in the area offering private labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum rooms in its Maternity Care Center. Other unique features include Sky Flight Care, Laser surgery, Cardiovascular center, and Brandywine HealthTRAC, providing comprehensive outpatient diagnostic rehabilitative, fitness, sports medicine, behavioral and lifestyle services.
Rt.. 30 Bypass, 201 Reeceville Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 . 215-383-8000
A specialty hospital for physical medicine and rehabilitation, Bryn Mawr Rehab is a private 1210 bed not-for-profit facility in Malvern. Its part of the Main Line Health Inc.. (along with Paoli Memorial Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Hospital), a multi-institutional health-care delivery system, and it has many teach affiliations as well.
414 Paoli Pike, P.O. Box 3007, Malvern, PA 19355-3300 . 610-251-5400
The Chester County Hospital
Since it was founded in 1892, its been a full-service, community-based health-care institution located in West Chester. This 250-bed facility offered the counties first cardiac catheterization laboratory and boasts a 27-bed Obstetrical Unit. Other programs, such as the Genetic Counseling Service and the Center for Health & Fitness, show the hospital is keeping pace with innovation in medicine and the changing needs of families and the community.
701 East Marshall Street, West Chester, PA 19380 . 610-431-5000
Paoli Memorial Hospital
The newest hospital in Chester County was established on the Main Line in 1968. This non-profit community hospital has a 208-bed capacity and serves more than 300,000 people in southeastern Pennsylvania. Recent innovations in diagnostic and treatment services, in addition to the Cancer Center, include a cardiac catheterization laboratory; hospital-based weight-management programs, a Developmental Evaluation Unit for school-aged children and more.
255 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301 . 610-648-1000
Among this hospitals specialties are cardiac care that includes diagnostic testing such as EKGs, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, carotid imaging, stress tests and cardiac rehabilitation services; a 5-room Maternity Pavilion delivering more than 1200 babies in 1991; and a Cancer Center.
140 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 . 610-983-1000
Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Southern Chester County Medical Center
Chester County Medical Society
Dental Society of Chester-Delaware County
Veterinary Public Health Division 610-344-6258
Bureau of Environmental Health Protection 610-344-6237
Child Health Services 610-344-6468
Prenatal Clinic, Communicable Disease Control & Chest Clinic . 610-344-6251
WIC Program . 610-344-6240
Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic & AIDS/HIV Testing & Counseling . 610-344-6491
Home Services Division . 610-344-6251
Environmental Office (South Branch) . 610-869-0560
Environmental Office (North Branch) . 610-458-0770
The Chester County Department of Aging Services was established in 1971 in response to the particular needs of the growing population of older adults in the county. The primary goals of the agency is to develop, coordinate and support comprehensive community-based services which assist people age 60 and older to remain independent and self-sufficient in the community.
Services are provided either directly by agency staff or through contracts with private community service providers. Services include:
Home Care Services
Adult Day Care
Volunteer Ombudsman Program
Information on services, benefits and entitlements to older persons in Chester County are available to any interested person by contacting:
Department of Aging Services Information & Referral Unit
Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road
West Chester, PA 19383
1.800.692.1100 ext.. 6353