Keeping Your Child Safe From COVID-19

At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, we know how important the health of your children is. We're here for them, and for you, to keep them healthy and safe.

Our commitment to children remains our top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are available to provide whatever care they may need, while also keeping them safe from COVID-19.

We know you count on us to provide expert care for your children, and we won't let the pandemic stop us.

Hear from the Experts

Our pediatric experts at UPMC Children’s Hospital are here for you during this unprecedented time. They address common questions and concerns of parents and caregivers and provide helpful information about COVID-19, keeping your kids routine immunizations up-to-date, and more.

Safety Is Our Top Priority at UPMC Children's

You bring your children to us for many reasons, whether it's a well-child visit, care for a chronic condition, or a surgical procedure. You can continue to do that during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take a minute to review our updated visitation guidelines.

We are taking every step to make sure we can keep you, your children, and everyone else safe if you visit one of our many locations.

We are following all recommendations from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • We screen patients and staff for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms.
  • We have expanded our testing capacity for the coronavirus. Find out more about our testing procedures.
  • We require all adults and children over 2 years old to wear facemasks at all times inside all UPMC facilities. Children younger than 2 years old should not wear facemasks.
  • We use hospital-grade disinfectants to extensively clean all of our facilities. We are especially focused on sanitizing high-touch areas like countertops and doorknobs.
  • Our health care workers can provide expert care for any of your medical needs. We have enough supplies of masks, gowns, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep them — and you — safe.

To find out more about what we're doing to provide care and keep you and your children safe from COVID-19, visit

What to Expect During Your Child's Visit

It's safe to make a doctor's appointment and undergo a procedure.

We have updated our facility policies to provide necessary protection to patients and staff, rolling out extensive precautions.

Before your appointment, talk to your doctor about what to expect on your visit, including:

  • When to arrive.
  • What to do when you get there.
  • What you should bring.

You must wear a facemask to enter our facilities and continue to wear it throughout the building. We also ask that you follow COVID-19 preventive measures, such as regular handwashing and proper social distancing.

More than ever, we're working to protect you. You can count on us.

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