For Heart Institute Patients and Families

Finding out your child has a heart defect or problem is scary.

At the Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we provide more than outstanding patient care. We offer a wide range of learning and enrichment programs to help both patients and families through this trying time.

Resources and Events from the Heart Institute

Learn more about congenital heart defects and support each other through these fun, family-centered events:

  • Heart Program Assessment Tool: Use this tool to assist with the often complex process of selecting a heart program that's right for your child.
  • Child Life: Learn about our child life experts who can help ease any concerns about your child's heart treatment or hospital stay at Children's.
  • Family Guide to Pediatric Cardiology: View our guide to learn more about the heart and your child's treatment and care.
  • Heart-to-Heart Family Picnic: Join us at our yearly picnic where your child can meet other children with heart conditions and you can talk with parents in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Heart Camp: Get details about our annual camp where children with heart defects can make new friends and enjoy camp activities without judgement.

Visit our interactive congenital heart disease web portal to learn more.