During Your Stay

The Gift Shop, operated by our volunteers, is located on the first floor of the Medical Center in the Surgical Waiting Area. Flowers, candy, magazines, books, jewelry, decorative items, toys, and greeting cards are available. Various toiletries and comfort items, such as socks and clothing, are also available. All proceeds from the Gift Shop directly benefit programs at the Medical Center.

You can also visit the Campus Bookstore, located along the main hallway between the Surgical Waiting Room and the Cafeteria. Stop in to see our many Penn State and College of Medicine items.

Hours of operation:

Gift Shop:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, noon to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To purchase a gift and arrange for delivery to a patient's room by a volunteer, call the Gift Shop at extension 8021 (or 717-531-8021 from outside the Medical Center).

Due to limited space and to maintain infection control, flowers, plants, and balloons are not allowed in some patient care areas of the Medical Center. Please check with the patient’s nurse before ordering these items. Because some patients have allergies, please request delivery of Mylar® balloons rather than latex balloons.

Where permitted, these items are delivered to patient rooms Monday through Saturday.

Mail is delivered to patient rooms Monday through Friday.

Patient mail should be addressed as follows:

Patient’s Name
Room Number
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
P.O. Box 850
Hershey, PA 17033

Outgoing mail can be dropped in the mail chutes on each floor in the North Lobby.