Your Child's Visit

Use the information below to prepare your child for his or her visit to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh:

  • Preparing for outpatient surgery — find information about admissions, pre-admission tours, what to bring, and other helpful resources for preparing for outpatient surgery.
  • Preparing for inpatient surgery — knowing what to expect during an overnight or prolonged hospital stay may help make the experience less stressful for you and your child.
  • Standard charges — review the Charge Description Master (CDM) File of standard charges for services at UPMC Children's Hospital.
  • Admissions and insurance — review the information about referrals, insurance authorizations, and admissions procedures.
  • Finding your way around UPMC Children's Hospital — use this information to find your way around UPMC Children's Hospital.
  • Video series for parents — a video series to help parents and families better understand their child's hospitalization.
  • Patient procedures — view and download procedure sheets to help prepare a child for surgery or a diagnostic procedure.
  • Schedule online — book in-person and video visits online with many UPMC Children's pediatric specialists.     

Communications Assistance

Support is offered for patients or family members who are hearing-impaired or non-English-speaking, including:

  • Foreign language interpreters
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Listening devices
  • TDD/TTY devices
  • Deaf Talk (video-conferencing equipment providing sign language and foreign language interpreting)

For more information, contact Clinical Social Work at 692-5255 or call the hospital operators at 692-5325 to have the social worker on call paged.

Find more information that will help you plan your visit to Children's Hospital.