The City of Philadelphia is committed to making the vaccine available and accessible to all Philadelphians. All City-run vaccine clinics provide many different services for those who require/prefer functional assistance, language interpretation, or are sensory sensitive.

 

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Sites

Most of the City-run community clinics are located inside libraries, recreation centers, or other large public spaces. Below you will find notes that highlight what accommodations each site will have that may make them different from one another.

Register for an appointment at a City-run clinic here.

Facility Information Facility Notes
African Cultural Alliance of North America: ACANA
5530 Chester Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance on Chester Avenue
  • Interior space has uneven flooring
  • Air-conditioned space
  • Small facility
  • Located on SEPTA trolley route 13, not ADA accessible
  • One gender neutral bathroom, not ADA accessible
Blackwell Library
25 South 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance on 52nd St
  • Clinic space is located down half a flight of stairs, accessible by elevator in back of library through a long hallway
  • Space is well lit and air-conditioned
  • Bathrooms are gender neutral, spacious, but do not fully meet ADA standards
  • Wheelchair accessible SEPTA route 52 bus stops at 52nd and Chestnut St, clinic is .2 mile from 52nd St Station (ADA accessible Market-Frankford Line station)
Cherashore Playground
950 West Chew Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance is on the side of the building facing away from Chew Avenue parking area
  • Entrance to the clinic is through a narrow hallway, which leads into a small space
  • Clinic is dimly lit and sounds can echo in the space, leading to higher noise levels
  • Wheelchair accessible SEPTA route 4 bus stops at the corner across from the playground building, and wheelchair accessible Fern Rock Station on the Broad Street Line is 0.3 miles away
  • Sidewalks are uneven and sloped leading up to the clinic location
  • Men’s/women’s bathrooms are small, not ADA accessible
Global Leadership Academy
4601 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance and parking lot at Girard Avenue entrance
  • Clinic is in a large, well-lit gym
  • Located near SEPTA trolley routes 10 and 15, not wheelchair accessible
  • No gender-neutral restroom
  • Restrooms have wheelchair accessible stall
Haverford Library
5543 Haverford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19139
  • Small facility
  • Air-conditioned space
  • Two smaller gender neutral bathrooms, ADA accessible
  • Bathrooms have changing tables
  • Wheelchair accessible SEPTA route 30 bus stops on Haverford Avenue
Lawncrest Library
6098 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111
  • Main entrance on Rising Sun Avenue is wheelchair accessible
  • Air-conditioned space
  • Small facility
  • Wheelchair accessible SEPTA route 18 bus stops on Rising Sun Avenue
  • Two gender neutral bathrooms with changing tables
  • Bathrooms have changing tables
Lillian Marrero Library
601 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19133
  • Wheelchair accessible ramp to main entrance on Lehigh Avenue
  • Clinic space is in basement, accessible by elevator
  • Space is well lit and air-conditioned
  • Clinic is spacious and quiet
  • Bathrooms are gender neutral and wheelchair accessible
  • Located on wheelchair accessible SEPTA bus route 54, with a stop at 6th and West Lehigh Avenue
Logan Library
1333 Wagner Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141
  • Located near Logan SEPTA BSL station, not ADA accessible
  • Sidewalk and cut outs damaged
  • Ramp leading up to facility steep
  • Long ramp to entrance ADA accessible
  • Elevator from entrance to clinic
  • Small facility
  • Air-conditioned space
  • Two gender neutral bathrooms, ADA accessible
Salvation Army
5501 West Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139
  • Wheelchair accessible ramp leads up to main entrance to the clinic
  • Clinic is in a large gym without heat
  • Large facility
  • Entrance to clinic on Arch St is 0.2 miles from the SEPTA Market Frankford 56th St Station
  • No gender-neutral restroom, and restrooms do not meet wheelchair accessibility guidelines
Simpson Recreation Center
1010 Arrott Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance to the left of clinic entrance
  • Accessible doors narrow and heavy
  • Clinic is in a large, well-lit gym
  • Located near wheelchair accessible SEPTA bus routes 75, 89, K
  • Men’s/ women’s bathrooms are small, not ADA accessible
  • Facility does not have reliable heating
  • Facility does not have a parking lot
Tacony Library
6742 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19135
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance on Knorr Street
  • Elevator from entrance to main floor
  • Air-conditioned space
  • Small facility
  • Wheelchair accessible SEPTA route 56 bus stops at Torresdale Avenue and Knorr Street
  • Two gender neutral bathrooms
Waterview Recreation Center
5826 McMahon Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance to the left of the main entrance, up a ramp with handrails, to a side door that will be opened when knocked on
  • Clinic is in a large gym without heat
  • Large facility
  • Wheelchair accessible SEPTA route 18 bus stops at Rittenhouse Street and Chew Avenue
  • No gender-neutral restroom
  • Restrooms have wheelchair accessible stall
Widener Library
2808 West Lehigh Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance on Lehigh Ave
  • Heavy double doors at entrance, may need to call the front desk for assistance
  • Space is well lit and air-conditioned
  • Clinic is small and quiet
  • Bathrooms are gender neutral and wheelchair accessible, need key from front desk
  • Located on wheelchair accessible SEPTA bus routes 54 and 48 stops on West Lehigh Avenue

Resources

The following resources will be present at all clinics listed above. Please email covidvax@phila.gov to request any accommodation not listed here.

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
VRI services will also be available on site at all City-run clinics.

Language Access
If you or a member of your party needs language translation or interpretation services, see any staff member. Every site has a variety of accommodations to meet these necessary needs. Every City-run clinic has over-the-phone language access capabilities to provide translation services.

AFN Communications Kit / Sensory Kit
Access and functional needs communications kits contain tools that help those with functional needs such as limited vision review information and communicate more easily.

  • Communication board
  • Pocket Talker
  • Ruby magnifier
  • White board/ markers
  • Bold Writer pens
  • Clear masks
  • Wired Headphones
  • Weighted Lap pad
  • Noise-cancelling Headphones
  • Timers
  • Wobble Seat
  • Fidgets
  • Stress Balls
  • Sunglasses

Transportation

The City has partnered with SEPTA to provide accessible transportation resources to ensure that all Philadelphians are able to get to any City-run clinic. Customers can ask any staff member for transportation resources.

SEPTA Transit Pass
The city will be distributing FREE transit passes at all City-run clinics. If you require transportation assistance, please ask any City staff member at the clinic for support.

Expanded SEPTA CCT Service
SEPTA, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, has expanded Customized Community Transportation (CCT) for vaccinations. This service is for anyone who is 65 years of age or older, has a disability or access and functional need, or anyone who identifies a ride accommodation need. SEPTA CCT provides door-to-door service from individuals’ homes, to the vaccination site, and back home after their vaccination. This service is free-of-charge. Caretakers can accompany individuals’ travel on SEPTA CCT.

Arrange Transportation

Call the City’s transportation hotline at (215) 586-3006 to request a ride between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. A representative will help to identify the best transportation resource to meet your needs.

The City’s transportation hotline, run through the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service, can help residents arrange for a Lyft ride, sign up for SEPTA CCT, or answer questions about other transportation resources.