UPHS

University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) employees may obtain a PennCard for use at the Library and at the University’s recreation services.

  • Bring a valid, government issued photo I.D. to the PennCard Center.

  • Paid UPHS staff will receive a card valid for 5 years.
  • Non-paid UPHS staff and guests will receive a card valid for 1 year.

  • The cost of the card is $30 and can be paid by cash, check, or credit (Visa or Master Card).

The PennCard is University property, and should receive the same care as a credit card or government-issued ID card.

Important: You must produce a valid Passport or a valid photo ID issued by a U.S. state, territory, or the U.S. Federal Government to receive your first PennCard.

You must bring one of the following to the PennCard office:

  • A valid passport.
  • A valid photo ID issued by a U.S. state, territory, or the U.S. Federal Government (examples: driver's license, state-issued photo ID card, U.S. military ID)

No other documentation can be accepted other than those above. Unacceptable documents include, but are not limited to:

  • Reproductions or photographs of documents;
  • Expired or otherwise invalid documents;
  • Identification cards issued outside of the United States and its territories;
  • International driving licenses;
  • Voting registration cards;
  • Visas or other immigration documents;
  • Photo identification from another educational institution.

It can take up to two (2) hours for building access privileges to become available again after receiving a new PennCard. This applies for most campus buildings.

If you previously had access to Perelman School of Medicine buildings and recently received a new or renewed PennCard, you must contact PSOM Security to have your access restored. Visit 109 Stellar-Chance Laboratories or call 215.898.0196. You must contact this office to renew your access each time you receive a new PennCard.