Planning Your First Visit to the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

To provide the best care possible, we need two weeks to collect and review your charts and prepare for your office visit.

When making your first appointment to the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center, you have two options. You can come to either UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh or UPMC Presbyterian.

Choose the one that's most convenient for you. The expertise is the same.

Make an ACHD Center appointment at:

  • Children's Hospital — 412-692-5540.
  • UPMC Presbyterian — 412-864-2614.

Read stories about other adult patients we see at the ACHD Center.

What We Need For Your Visit to the ACHD Center

Medical records and test results

Please have your cardiologist or referring doctor mail or fax all heart-related medical records. Our adult congenital heart disease experts will review your records before your visit.

Please send us:

  • Cardiology progress notes.
  • A copy of your most recent echocardiogram report — within one year — on a CD (including stress echo and transesophageal echo reports).
  • Heart MRI/CT scans.
  • Electrocardiograms (ECG).
  • Heart catheterizations.
  • Surgical notes.
  • Recent labs.

Please mail or fax all records to:

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

Fax: 412- 692-6870

Your Visit to the ACHD Center

Planning your visit to Children's

Once you make an appointment, it's time to plan your visit for adult congenital heart disease care at Children's.

Directions to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Parking and registration at Children's Hospital

  • Please park in the Penn Garage on 44th street. Learn more about parking at Children's Hospital.
  • From the garage, take the grape elevators to the third floor of the main hospital.
  • Meet the greeter at the Welcome Desk to receive your pager. We will page you when a registration desk clerk is ready for you.
  • Once you register, the clerk will give you instructions to go to the Hippo Clinic.

Your visit to the ACHD Center at UPMC Presbyterian

Once you make your appointment for adult congenital heart disease care, it's time to start planning your visit to UPMC Presbyterian.

Directions and parking

Driving directions to UPMC Presbyterian.

When you arrive at UPMC Presbyterian, go to the 5th Floor. The ACHD Center is in wing 5B.

For questions about parking:

Also see discounted parking rates for UPMC patients and visitors.

Valet service for UPMC Presbyterian patients and visitors

You may park your car yourself or use our handy valet service at the UPMC Presbyterian driveway.

Valet hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Shuttle service to and from UPMC Presbyterian

UPMC's Blue Shuttle runs at certain times on weekdays, looping the Oakland campus. You can find shuttle schedules at the info desks at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, and Falk.

If you have questions about valet or shuttle services, call Parking Operations at 412-647-3194.

Download a walking map between UPMC Presbyterian and other areas (PDF).

Public transit

The Port Authority (PAT) of Allegheny County offers bus service to and within Oakland. Bus route schedules and maps are in the lobbies of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Montefiore.

If you have questions, call the PAT customer service line at 412-442-2000.