Wait Times

Providing the right care at the right time is our top priority. To help you make that decision for your child, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC provides estimated wait times conveniently online for the Emergency Department and Children's Express Care – Lawrenceville.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening condition, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency department.

Wait times are updated every three minutes and the time displayed is based on the current average time it takes for a patient to be placed in an exam room. Your experience may vary based on the arrival of patients by ambulance or helicopter. Patients with life-threatening conditions will be seen first.

Current Average Wait Times

Time displayed is the current average wait time to an exam room. Individual wait times may vary

20 - 30 minutes
Emergency Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue
Floor 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Hours of Operations

24 Hours a Day

7 Days a Week

Opens at 10 a.m.
Children’s Express Care – Lawrenceville
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Avenue
Level 2, Mouse Pod
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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Hours of Operations

Mon - Fri: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sat: Noon to 8 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Emergency Department

While not every illness or injury requires a trip to the emergency room, there are times when emergency services are needed. Our Emergency Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You should seek emergency care for life-threatening conditions and other serious medical issues.

Children's Express Care – Lawrenceville

For minor illnesses or injuries, Children's Express Care is the best choice. No appointment is necessary – just walk-in.

All Children's Express Care locations are closed on the following holidays: Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.