Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
The total length of stay varies with each child and depends in part on the type of procedure and the time it takes your child to recover. Your child’s surgery or procedure includes spending some time in the surgical holding and play area, which is where children wait before going into the Operating Room. Please do not schedule other appointments or activities for the day of surgery.
When it is time to go into the Operating Room, your child may become upset. Our staff is very experienced in comforting children during separation. To help make it easier:
One parent/legal guardian must remain in the designated waiting area at all times during surgery. Your child’s surgeon may need to contact you.
The family liaison nurse can assist you with concerns and provide updates while your child is in the Operating Room.
Vending machines and coffee are available. We suggest that you have a snack before going to the Recovery Room.
Learn more about different procedures.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
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To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to: