Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
The Child Development Unit (CDU) promotes a family-centered approach to health care in which families participate actively in the assessment. The Child Development Unit is made up of a team of professionals who specialize in assessing a child’s delays developmentally, behaviorally or emotionally; developmental disorders; genetic disorders; or long-term consequences of medical conditions. The staff includes developmental/behavioral pediatricians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, behavioral consultants and trainees who collaborate to provide a comprehensive assessment tailored to the specific needs of children and families.
The goals of the assessment process are to describe a child’s strengths and weaknesses in many areas of functioning and determine, if possible, the factors contributing to a child’s difficulties. The assessment can lead to recommendations for building on a child’s strengths and for helping him or her in problem areas. Recommendations may include appropriate educational goals, settings and strategies. CDU staff members are available to consult with physicians during their patients’ inpatient stays at Children’s.
The CDU also has Down Syndrome, Fragile X and Autism centers. These centers provide continuity of care and/or research opportunities for these patients and their families.
Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed. Referrals from schools, early intervention programs and self-referrals are accepted with primary care physician authorization.
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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.
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