Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
The Pet Friends Volunteer Program is an extraordinary program designed to bring the comfort and support of very special dogs and their owners to hospitalized children. Contact between children and Pet Friends can range from simply watching a dog, to petting, cuddling, or even helping the handler walk the dog.
All dogs have received a series of screenings and evaluations to become an approved Pet Friends volunteer. Dog handlers must complete the separate process to become a Hospital Program volunteer. Dogs and their handlers act as a team and together work with members of our Child Life staff to coordinate visits to hospitalized children.
If your child is a patient at Children’s and you would like to coordinate a visit, please contact our Child Life Department at 412-692-5022.
If you are a community member who has a dog and are interested in becoming a Pet Friends volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 412-692-5185 or e-mail email@example.com to discuss the multi-step application process.
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.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
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: