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Wait Times for New Patients

Access to Pediatric Specialists Just Got Easier

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is committed to improving your child's access to our pediatric specialists.

UPMC is committed to excellence — our goal is to provide new patients with first-time appointments within three days of a request. In fact, we’re so committed to this mission that we routinely monitor our progress by performing “mystery shopper” surveys throughout the hospital. 

Average Appointment Wait for New Patients

See for yourself how we’re doing. Below is a selection of the average wait times for first-available appointments for patients for select services at Children’s. We’re proud of our progress, and we continue working to do even better. We update our progress periodically to better serve you and the medical needs of your child.

Department Average number of days for new patient appointments
Adolescent Medicine 1 day
Allergy & Immunology 1 day
Cardiology 2 days
Child Development Unit 2 days
Endocrinology 1 day
Gastroenterology 1 day
General Academic Pediatrics 2 days
Genetics 1 day
Hematology-Oncology 1 day
Infectious Disease 1 day
Nephrology 1 day
Neurological Surgery 2 days
Neurology 1 day
Ophthalmology 2 days
Orthopaedics 2 days
Otolaryngology (ENT) 1 day
Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service 1 day
Pulmonology 2 days
Rheumatology 2 days
Pediatric Surgery 1 day
Urology 1 day
Weight Management 2 days
  Last updated 10/12/12

Last Update
June 10, 2014
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Last Update
June 10, 2014
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