Transportation to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Are you seeking transportation to a medical appointment at UPMC Children’s Hospital? There are a variety of available transportation options.

Public Transit

For Allegheny County public transportation routes, you may visit the Pittsburgh Regional Transit website to plan your trip to UPMC Children’s. You can also call 412-442-2000, or download the Transit app here.

A to B is designed to help Allegheny County residents find transportation options that meet their needs. Visit the A to B website here.

Residents of Monroeville, McKeesport, and East Pittsburgh can access Heritage Community Transportation fixed route transit service. Rides are only 25 cents. Click here for more information, a route map, and a schedule. You can also call 412-351-2200 or email

To find public transit options in any county, including passenger rail and bus lines, visit the PennDOT Transit Map.

Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP)

MATP is a non-emergency transportation service available throughout the state of Pennsylvania that supports transportation access to and from a medical facility, physician’s office, dentist’s office, hospital, clinic, and other eligible locations. It is available to patients who are insured by state-sponsored Medical Assistance (MA) and do not have adequate access to transportation. UPMC for You and Highmark Whole Care are just two examples of qualifying insurance products.

Services include mileage reimbursement, public transportation passes, and paratransit services, depending on your existing access to transportation.

To access MATP services, follow these steps:

  1. Contact your county’s MATP provider. For a list of MATP provider phone numbers, click here.
  2. Submit your application to your local MATP office.
  3. Your MATP provider will give you information about how to schedule transportation, use the local program, and your rights as a participant.

For more information, click here.

Lyft Partnership

Does lack of transportation keep you from getting to your child’s medical appointments? Do you live in Allegheny County without access to a car or a bus line? Do you need transportation to your child’s primary care or outpatient appointment?

If you answered “yes” to the above questions, you may be eligible for a Lyft ride to your UPMC Children’s appointment.

A limited number of free round-trip rides are available to families who need transportation to their appointments at UPMC Children's main campus in Lawrenceville, satellite locations Children’s South, North, East, and Pine Center, and Children’s Primary Care locations of Oakland and Turtle Creek.

A voucher code must first be obtained. To obtain a voucher for a Lyft ride to your appointment, speak with your child’s care team at one of the eligible locations. There are a limited number of voucher codes available each month. We cannot guarantee a voucher code will be available for your appointment.

Rides are available thanks to a partnership among UPMC Children’s Hospital, Lyft, and PA 2-1-1 Southwest.