Get charged up: Three Penn State Health hospitals offer electric vehicle charging stations

The EV charging station at Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center.The EV charging station at Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center.

Penn State Health provides electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at three of our hospitals to support patients, visitors, employees and students who drive electric vehicles.

Hampden Medical Center

Hampden Medical Center has eight EV charging stations at the following locations:

  • Employee Lot behind hospital: four
  • Main Visitors Lot: two
  • Emergency Department Lot: two

EV charging fee: $1 per hour

Lancaster Medical Center

Lancaster Medical Center has 16 EV charging stations at the following locations:

  • Garage: eight
  • Visitors Lot: four
  • Emergency Department Lot: four

EV charging fee: First four hours are free, then charging fee is $2 per hour.

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has four EV charging stations:

  • Westview Parking Garage, near the University Conference Center ─ first floor

EV charging fee: $1 per hour

How to pay

The charging stations are managed by EV charging network ChargePoint:

  • Create a free ChargePoint account.
  • Download the ChargePoint app.

The app lets customers see what stations are available in real time and alerts them when their charging is complete.

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You can pay with tap-to-pay credit or debit cards or digital wallets like Apple Pay or Google Pay. You cannot pay on-site with cash or an older, non-contactless-style credit card. ChargePoint requires a payment method to be entered during the app setup.

ChargePoint Customer Support: 1-888-758-4389.

How to charge your vehicle

Start your charge three ways:

  1. Tap your phone on the station while signed in to the ChargePoint app.
  2. Tap your ChargePoint card on the station.
  3. Tap the orange “Start Charge” button on the station details page of the mobile app.

See instructions on how to charge your vehicle.

Penn State Health leadership and the Facilities Department continue to evaluate opportunities to install additional electric vehicle charging stations throughout the health system.

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