Sickness and Injury Don't Happen on Your Schedule.

Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, you can rest assured knowing you have access to pediatric health care from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the #6 ranked children’s hospital in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. And it's not just available during the holidays — it's here all year long.

Remember: This season of joy is also a time when hospitals and Emergency Departments everywhere are overwhelmed with patients suffering from respiratory viruses including flu, RSV, and COVID-19. If your child is experiencing a true emergency, call 911 or take them to the nearest Emergency Department.

But if your child’s illness is not life-threatening, we recommend exploring alternative methods of accessing care virtually including:

And if you’re not sure where to go, a call to your pediatrician during business hours or an AnywhereCare visit at any time of day are both great places to start. Our skilled providers can then direct you to the best avenue of care.

No matter where you are this holiday season, thank you for trusting us with your care. We wish you and your family a healthy, happy holiday season.