Lemieux Sibling Center

At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we’ve thought a lot about our families and we know siblings are important, too.

The Lemieux Sibling Center in the main lobby provides a safe and supportive program for siblings of children receiving inpatient or outpatient services.

The Lemieux Sibling Center will encourage brothers and sisters to play and learn in a supervised environment, allowing their parent or guardian to focus attention on the child being evaluated or treated.

What Does the Center Offer?

  • Age-appropriate activities for children to play out their range of feelings
  • Therapeutic arts and crafts activities
  • Opportunities to ask questions regarding their sibling's hospital experience and get answers that they can understand

Who Can Attend?

  • Brothers and sisters of inpatients and outpatients
  • Siblings 15 months and up
  • Brothers and sisters who do not exhibit any symptoms of illness
  • Appointments are required. Due to state regulations, walk-ins can be accepted only when space permits.

Lemieux Sibling Center Guidelines

  • A parent or legal guardian must sign siblings in by completing a brief consent form with a health checklist and emergency contact information
  • The parent or guardian must remain on the Children's Hospital campus while the children are in the Lemieux Sibling Center
  • Children may be in the Lemieux Sibling Center for a maximum of two hours per day
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Lemieux Sibling Center
  • The staff reserves the right to refuse entry to any child due to room capacity, disciplinary concerns, emotional distress or illness-related concerns.

In the News

Siblings find their happy place at Lemieux Center in Children’s Hospital
Kidsburgh (1/15/2019)

Contact Us

Please note that appointments will be held for 15 minutes unless family notifies our staff.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Lemieux Sibling Center at 412-692-5343.

Contact Us

To make a reservation or for more information, please call 412-692-5343.

Hours of Operations

  • Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 12:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Hours exclude holidays
  • Appointments are required 

Our Staff

  • Kim Schultise,
    Child Life Assistant
  • Sherry Rectenwald,
    Child Life Assistant

Additional Information