Planning Your First Visit

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

In order to provide the best care possible for our patients, we require two weeks to collect and review your charts and prepare for your office visit.

Patients have two options when planning your first visit to the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center. Appointments can be made at either Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC or UPMC Presbyterian. Choose the location that is most convenient for you - the expertise is the same.

Schedule an appointment at Children's Hospital: 412-692-5540

Schedule an appointment at UPMC Presbyterian: 412-864-2614

Read stories about other adult patients who are seen at the ACHD Center.

Medical Records

Please have your cardiologist or referring physician mail or fax all cardiac-related medical records. In addition, please provide a copy of an echocardiogram performed within one year (or most recent test) on a CD, so it can be reveiwed by our adult congenital heart disease experts prior to your visit.

The following records are also necessary for your visit:

  • Cardiology progress notes
  • Echocardiogram report (including stress echo and transesophogeal echo reports)
  • Cardiac MRI/CT
  • Electrocardiograms (ECG)
  • Cardiac catheterizations
  • Surgical notes
  • Recent labs

All information should be mailed to:

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Faculty Pavilion, Floor 5
Attn: Lori McLaughlin
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Or Fax to: 412- 692-6870

Your Visit to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Once an appointment has been scheduled with the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, here's information that will help you to plan your visit to Children's Hospital

Directions to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Upon your arrival at Children's Hospital, please park in the Penn Garage on 44th Street. From the garage, please take the grape elevators to the third floor of the main hospital.

Meet the greeter at the Welcome Desk to receive your pager. You will be paged to a registration desk when a clerk is available.

Once your registration is compete, you will receive instructions to proceed to the Hippo Clinic.


Learn more about parking at Children's Hospital.

Your Visit to UPMC Presbyterian

Once an appointment has been scheduled with the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, here's information that will help you to plan your visit to UPMC Presbyterian.

Driving Directions to UPMC Presbyterian.

Upon arrival at UPMC Presbyterian, proceed to the 5th Floor. The ACHD Center is located in wing 5B.


For questions about parking, please contact UPMC Presbyterian Parking Operations at 412-647-3194. View UPMC's discounted parking rates for patients and visitors.

Public Transit

The Port Authority (PAT) of Allegheny County offers convenient bus service to and within Oakland. Route schedules and maps are available in the lobbies of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore. If you have questions, call the PAT customer service line at 412-442-2000.

Valet Service

You may park your car yourself or take advantage of the convenient valet service. Valet service operates from the UPMC Presbyterian driveway and is for patients of and visitors to UPMC Presbyterian and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Valet service is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays. Valet service for Falk is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays from the driveway behind Falk. There is no valet service for the Montefiore or Liliane S. Kaufmann Building garages.

Shuttle Service

UPMC's Blue Shuttle runs at various times on weekdays, looping the Oakland campus. Shuttle schedules, which include limited weekend service, are available at the information desks in UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, and Falk. If you have questions about these services, call Parking Operations at 412-647-3194.

Download a walking map between UPMC Presbyterian and nearby facilities.

Visit UPMC Presbyterian's Directions & Parking webpage.