Glaucoma Service Foundation to Prevent Blindness

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840 Walnut Street – Suite 1130

Philadelphia, PA 19107-5598

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone:      215-928-3283
FAX:         215-928-3194

 

From the PA Turnpike

Exit at Valley Forge. Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) east toward Philadelphia. Exit at I-676 and continue to the 8th St./Chinatown exit. Turn right on 8th St., going south, and proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 840 Walnut.

From Wilmington

Take I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Exit at #17 Independence Hall/Callowhill St, following signs for Callowhill, proceed on Callowhill to 8th St. Turn left on 8th, going south. Proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 840 Walnut.

From Bucks County

Take I-95 South toward Philadelphia. Exit at #17 Independence Hall/Callowhill St, following signs for Callowhill, proceed on Callowhill to 8th St. Turn left on 8th, going south. Proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 840 Walnut.

From New Jersey Shore Points

Take Atlantic City Expressway north to Rte. 42 North. Take the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia. Get in the left-hand lane and follow signs to 8th St South. Turn left on 8th, proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 840 Walnut.

From Central New Jersey

Routes 70 West and 38 West will take you to the Ben Franklin Bridge. Take the bridge into Philadelphia. Get in the left-hand lane and follow signs to 8th St South. Turn left on 8th, proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 840 Walnut.

From New York

Take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 4 (Rt. 73 North). Follow to Rt. 38 West, to the Ben Franklin Bridge. Take the bridge into Philadelphia. Get in the left-hand lane and follow signs to 8th St South. Turn left on 8th and proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 840 Walnut.

From Philadelphia International Airport

Take I-95 North toward Philadelphia. Exit at #17 Independence Hall/Callowhill St, following signs for Callowhill. Proceed on Callowhill to 8th St. Turn left on 8th, going south and proceed to Walnut St. Turn right on Walnut, Wills is at 9th and Walnut. There is also a regional rail line stop at the airport that takes you to the Market East and Suburban stations.

Public Transportation

Wills is easily accessible by public transportation. The Market East Station located at 11th and Market Sts. and the Suburban Station located at 16th and Arch Sts., which serve the suburban regional rail lines, are a few blocks north of Wills. In addition, many of the following public transportation routes are also within walking distance.

SEPTA (South Eastern PA Transportation Authority)

Bus routes: 9, 12, 17, 21, 23, 27, 32, 33, 38, 42, 44, 47, 48, 61.
Trolley routes: 10, 11, 13, 34, 36.
Subway lines: Broad St. Subway, Market-Frankford Elevated Line.
Regional Rail Lines to Market East Station (11th and Market Streets).
For SEPTA schedule and fare information visit www.septa.org.
PATCO High Speed Line (from New Jersey) to 9th and Locust Station. For more information, call 609-772-6900 in New Jersey; 215-922-4600 in Pennsylvania or visit www.ridepatco.org.

New Jersey Transit

For information in New Jersey: 800-582-5946
For information in Pennsylvania: 215-569-3752
For schedule and fare information visit www.njtransit.com.

Amtrak

Stops at 30th Street Station, 30th and Market Sts. For information, call 800-872-7245 or visit www.amtrak.com.

Parking at Wills

Wills Eye Institute parking garage at 9th and Locust Sts. offers reduced rates (with validation) to patients. Space is limited.

Alternate Parking

Central Parking – lot at 805 Walnut St. Open 7 days, 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Downtown Garage – On Walnut St., between 9th and 10th Sts. (enter via Walnut), and on 10th St., between Sansom and Walnut Sts. Open Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – midnight, Sunday 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Central Parking- lot at 801 Chestnut St. – enter via 8th St. Open every day 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
5 Star Garage – 733 Chestnut St. – enter via 8th St. Open everyday, 24 hours.
Parkway – lot at 8th and Ludlow Sts. Open everyday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Walnut Towers Garage – across from Wills on 9th St. Open everyday, 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Hotels

The following hotels are close to Wills and offer a discount to patients.

Best Western Center City – 501 N. 22nd St. phone: 215-568-8300
Best Western Independence Park – 235 Chestnut St. phone: 215-922-4443
Clarion Suites – 1010 Race St. – phone: 215-922-1730
Comfort Inn – Penn’s Landing – 100 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. phone: 215-627-9200
Doubletree Hotel – Broad and Locust Sts. phone: 215-893-1600
Holiday Inn Express – Midtown – 1311 Walnut St. phone: 215-735-9300
Holiday Inn – Independence Park – 4th and Race Sts. phone: 215-923-8660
The Latham Hotel – 17th and Walnut Sts. phone: 215-563-7474
Omni Hotel at Independence Park – 4th and Chestnut Sts. phone: 215-925-0000
Ronald McDonald House – 3925 Chestnut St. phone: 215-387-8406. Open only to families of pediatric patients. Families must live at least 25 miles away, and must call before arriving.
Sheraton Society Hill – 2nd and Walnut Sts. phone: 215-238-6000

 

 

 

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