Privileges for Teen Patients

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh recognizes that teenagers may have special needs. Out of respect for their growing independence, teens are granted special privileges not available to younger patients.

The following is a summary of special guidelines just for teens:

  • The Teen Lounge, on 9a, is open from 9:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Teens are welcome to hang out in the lounge, socialize and get to know their peers. Supervised activities including art projects, movie night, group games and special visitors take place in the Teen Lounge.
  • Teens on units other than 9a must have their nurse’s approval to visit the lounge and must be accompanied by a staff member or other adult.