Specialty Care Center Johnstown

Jumping girlChildren's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has now made it easier than ever for residents of central Pennsylvania to access specialty care services for pediatric patients and their families. Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center Johnstown offers convenient access to highly skilled pediatric specialists from the areas listed below. Our experts travel to the center to provide outpatient services, including diagnostic evaluations and follow-up care.

Several services are now offered by telemedicine. Learn more how you can schedule a telemedicine appointment in our Johnstown location today.

To schedule an appointment or make a referral, please call 814-266-8840.

Winter 2016 Anticipated Schedule

Winter 2016 Schedule (PDF)

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Tuesday and Friday
Jan. 12, 22
Feb.  9, 26
Mar. 8, 25

Pediatric Cardiology/Heart Institute
Monday
Jan. 4, 11, 25
Feb. 8, 22, 29
Mar. 7, 14, 28

Diabetes
Tuesday
Jan. 5, 26
Feb. 2, 23
Mar. 1, 22

Pediatric Endocrinology
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Jan. 6, 12, 14, 19, 26
Feb. 3, 9, 11, 16, 23
Mar. 2, 8, 10, 15, 22

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Wednesday and Thursday
Jan. 6, 14, 21
Feb. 3, 11, 18
Mar. 2, 10, 16, 17

Pediatric Nephrology
Monday
Jan. 11, 25
Feb. 8
Mar. 7

Child Neurology
Monday
Jan. 11
Feb. 15
Mar. 14

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Thursday
Jan. 21
Feb. 18
Mar. 17

Pediatric Otolaryngology
Thursday
Jan. 7
Feb. 4
Mar. 3

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Tuesday and Friday
Jan. 8, 12
Feb. 9, 12, 26
Mar. 8, 11

Insurance

We participate in most insurance plans.

Please call the physician's office to verify insurance coverage prior to scheduling an appointment. Referral/authorization from referring physician may need to be obtained for office visits.


Doctors and Staff

Pediatric Allergy/Immunology

Hey Chong, MD, PhD
Allyson Larkin, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

David Ezon, MD

Child Neurology

Deepa Rajan, MD
Kavita Thakkar, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology

Amanda Flint, MD
Luigi Garibaldi, MD
Nursen Gurtunca, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Leah Siebold, MD
Arvind Srinath, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Yosuke Miyashita, MD
Michael Moritz, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Sara Otaibi, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Raymond C. Maguire, DO

Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

Jonathan Finder, MD
John Broyles, NP


Telemedicine at Johnstown

A telemedicine visit allows patients and families to remotely access expert pediatric specialty care through the use of real-time, high definition tele-conferencing technology. Patients and parents can expect the same expert care and consultation as a face-to-face medical appointment or exam.

Telemedicine services provided in Johnstown include:

Adolescent Medicine - return patients only
412-692-6677

Gastroenterology - new and return patients only
Arvind Srinath, MD
412-692-5180

Hematology - sickle cell patients only
Mary Campbell, CRNP
412-692-5055

Nephrology
Nutrition Services only for patients with kidney stones or hypertension

Pediatric Surgery - new, return, and post-op appointments
Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP (several physicians covering)
412-692-7280

Telemedicine FAQ's

How do I schedule a telemedicine appointment?

To schedule a telemedicine visit at Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center Johnstown, please use one of the phone numbers provided below. Please specify that you would like a telemedicine visit.

  • The specific department at the phone number provided above
  • Children’s Hospital Specialty Care Center Johnstown: 814-266-8840
  • Children’s Physician Referral line: 412-692-PEDS (7337)

Will my insurance cover the cost?

Insurance coverage will vary. It is the responsibility of patients, parents, and legal guardians to check with their insurance carrier to verify coverage. Co-payments will apply as they do with any other medical appointment. If the cost of a telemedicine visit is not covered by insurance, parents may choose to self-pay or schedule a regular exam.

Do I need a referral form?

It is the responsibility of the patient, parent, or legal guardian to check with your insurance carrier in advance if a referral form is needed. Insurance requirements will vary and additional costs may be incurred for the exam and other tests or procedures if a referral form is not obtained.

How is a telemedicine visit confirmed?

Patients will receive confirmation by mail of their scheduled telemedicine appointment date and time, arrival time, and information on how to change or cancel the appointment.

What happens during a telemedicine visit?

A telemedicine visit is similar to a routine office exam. Once you arrive at your appointment location, please sign in at the front desk as you would for any other medical visit. A medical assistant will escort the patient, parent, or guardian to an exam room equipped with a high-definition monitor. A nurse or medical assistant will take the patient’s standard medical information, such as temperature, height, and weight. The assistant will establish two-way video-conferencing connectivity to begin the telemedicine exam and will offer assistance throughout the session. The physician, located at Children’s Telemedicine Center in Lawrenceville, will lead the exam. Parents, guardians, and patients may ask questions at any time. Physicians will have access to a patient’s medical records as they would during a routine, in-person exam.

Who should I contact with questions about my telemedicine appointment?

For questions about your telemedicine appointment, please contact the medical provider directly. For more information about the Telemedicine Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, please call 412-692-8633 or email telemedicine@chp.edu.

865 Eisenhower Blvd.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904
814-266-8840