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Spanish Clinic: Salud Para Ninos (Health for the Children)

Description of Services

In the summer of 2002, the first pediatric bilingual clinic in southwestern Pennsylvania was created at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Since its creation, this clinic has expanded to become the program, Salud Para Ninos (Health for the Children). At SALUD PARA NIÑOS, culturally and linguistically competent primary care for children and families is complemented with activities oriented toward prevention and towards empowering the community about its own health. Some of the activities and services that SALUD PARA NIÑOS offers include:

  • Bilingual Pediatric Primary Care and Immunizations Clinic: Every Tuesday morning, Thursday evening after 5 p.m. and Friday morning at the Primary Care Center of Children’s Hospital in Oakland (appointment and health insurance are required), 3420 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA
  • Free Bilingual Pediatric Primary Care and Immunizations Clinic: Every second Saturday of the month at the Birmingham Clinic in the South Side (appointment and health insurance are NOT required), 54 S. 9th Street Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bilingual Literacy Program
  • Reading materials and information about health promotion for parents in Spanish
  • Injury prevention programs
  • Hispanic Car Seat Checks
  • Participation in fairs and events related to health promotion and prevention
  • Spanish phone line

For more information, please call 412-692-6000 Option 8 (during business hours).


Bilingual Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Breaks Down Cultural Barriers to Health Care for Hispanic Communities

Of Note – November 2005 – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (PDF)

Diego Chaves-Gnecco – American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Memeber Spotlight

Doctor Reaches Out to ‘Invisible’ Community

Diego Chaves: Medico Colombiano al Servicio de la Comunidad en Pittsburgh, E.U.

2005 Annual Report – Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (PDF)

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Last Update
August 5, 2014