UPMC Children's Specialty Services in Lemoyne

UPMC Children's Specialty Care Center Harrisburg
3 West Walnut Street
Lemoyne, PA 17043

Primary Contact: 717-988-0090
Fax: 717-221-5320

At UPMC Children's Specialty Services in central Pa., we work as a team to provide complete care for our youngest patients.

With a main office conveniently located close to Harrisburg in the borough of Lemoyne, and with pediatric specialty offices in ChambersburgGettysburg, Lancaster, and Shippensburg, our highly-trained children's health experts provide outstanding care close to home. We offer specialized care and surgery for children with a range of health conditions.

Our team knows children have unique health care needs that require a specialized, child-friendly approach. At UPMC Children's Specialty Services, we provide complete health care services designed with infants, children, and teens – and their families – in mind.

Your Child's Visit to UPMC Children's Specialty Services

Seeing a new doctor for the first time can be scary for your child. It can also be overwhelming for you as the parent or caregiver, especially if the visit is for a serious health condition.

Our team at UPMC Children's Specialty Services knows that fear and apprehension are normal emotions for families seeking specialty care. Our attentive and friendly staff will help put you and your child at ease.

Before your child's visit

Some tips to help you and your child get ready for your visit are to:

  • Gather all needed paperwork and personal items so you don't feel rushed or arrive unprepared.
  • Talk positively to your child, at their age level, about the visit so they know what to expect.
  • Role play with a doll or stuffed animal so your child can practice meeting with the new doctor and care team.
  • Stay calm and upbeat. Your child's attitude about the visit will reflect your own.

Finally, call our office at 717-988-0090 if you have any concerns or questions about your child's appointment. Our caring team is happy to talk to you ahead of time about what to expect and how to prepare your child.

Patient Referrals and Virtual Visits

UPMC Children's Specialty Services staff will offer patients the first available in-person appointment. If the wait time is not sufficient or an in-person option is not available, a virtual appointment will be provided.

Follow up will occur in Lemoyne, Johnstown, Lancaster, or Pittsburgh, or through collaborative specialist/PCP partnerships.

For providers, please refer by phone (717-988-0090), fax (717-221-5320), or EHR.

UPMC Children’s Specialty Services Referral Form (PDF)

Why Choose UPMC Children's Specialty Services?

We are proud to partner with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, known around the world as a:

  • Leader in diagnosing and treating childhood conditions and diseases.
  • Pioneer designing new and improved therapies.
  • Top educator of the next generation of pediatricians and children's subspecialists.

UPMC Children's Hospital is a consistent name on several elite lists of pediatric hospitals. This includes the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America's Best Children's Hospitals for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

UPMC Children's Specialty Care brings the same level of expertise and care to children in Lemoyne, Harrisburg, and surrounding areas.

We provide access to highly-trained, pediatric health care experts across a range of specialty areas.

The experts at UPMC Children's Specialty Services deliver compassionate, patient-centered care to the children of Central Pennsylvania. Our team of specialists comprehensively treat a range of common to complex pediatric conditions in the following subspecialty areas:

Allergy and Immunology

Our pediatric allergy and immunology experts provide diagnoses, consults, management, and follow-up of immune system conditions such as:

  • Acute and chronic urticaria (hives)
  • Allergic rhinitis (such as seasonal allergies)
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Drug allergy
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis (swelling of the esophagus, or tube in your throat, often caused by allergies)
  • Food allergy
  • Immunodeficiency (weakened immune system)
  • Non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis
  • Recurrent infections
  • Venom allergy (bees, wasps, yellow jackets, etc.)

Brain and Spine Conditions

Our pediatric brain and spine specialists provide diagnoses, consults, management, and follow-up of brain and spine conditions such as:

  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Mitochondrial and metabolic disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Rare brain diseases
  • Stroke


Our pediatric endocrinology experts provide a full range of diagnostic procedures and treatments for the following conditions:

  • Adrenal function
  • Calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Growth
  • Metabolism
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
  • Pituitary function
  • Puberty
  • Thyroid function
  • Turner syndrome

Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Our pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition experts provide a full range of diagnostic procedures and treatments related to the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas. The conditions we treat include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Eosinophilic disorders
  • Feeding disorders
  • Gastroesophageal reflux and esophagitis
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Intestinal failure (short-bowel)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver diseases and transplantation
  • Metabolic disorders affecting the liver or intestines
  • Motility disorders
  • Poor growth
  • Small bowel transplantation
  • Ulcer disease


Our pediatric hematology experts provide a full range of diagnostic procedures and treatments related to the following conditions:

  • Abnormal coagulation lab tests (PT/ PTT/INR)
  • Abnormal newborn hemoglobinopathy screen:
    • Bart’s Hemoglobin
    • Hemoglobin traits
    • Hemoglobin variants
    • Splenomegaly
    • Thalassemia Minor/Trait (non-transfusion dependent)
  • Anemia and iron deficiency
  • Epistaxis
  • G6PD Deficiency
  • Heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia)
  • Known hereditary or acquired bleeding disorders/clotting disorders
  • Leukocytosis and Leukopenia
  • Neutropenia
  • Polycythemia
  • Thrombocytosis and Thrombocytopenia
  • Von Willebrand Disease


Our pediatric nephrology specialists provide a full range of services for the evaluation and management of children with simple or complex nephrologic or urologic disorders, including:

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Cystic kidney disease
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis (acute and chronic)
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Hypertension (elevated blood pressure)
  • Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones)
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal hypoplasia/dysplasia
  • Solitary kidney
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vasculitis (Lupus Nephritis)
  • Vesicoureteral reflux


Our pediatric neurology specialists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the following conditions:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Rare brain diseases
  • Stroke


Our pediatric neurosurgery specialists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for the following conditions:

  • Abnormal head shape
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Baclofen pump refills
  • Brain cyst NOS (neuroglial/choroidal fissure cysts)
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Brain tumor
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cervical instability/congenital cervical spine abnormality
  • Chiari malformation
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Epidermoid/dermoid cyst
  • Epilepsy surgery evaluation
  • Herniated disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Macrocephaly
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Pineal cyst
  • Pituitary cyst/adenoma
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Spasticity (especially if initial evaluation for baclofen pump or SDR)
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Syrinx
  • Tethered cord
  • Trauma follow up (skull/spine fracture)

Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose and Throat

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts, also known as ENTs, specialize in providing care for conditions involving the ear, nose and throat (ENT).

Common conditions include:

  • Ear infection
  • Hearing problem
  • Ruptured eardrum
  • Sinus infection
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Nose bleed
  • Snoring

From placement of ear tubes to removal of tonsils and adenoids, we are able to guide and treat your child based on their needs.


Our pediatric pulmonology experts provide services for the diagnosis, evaluation and management of conditions of the respiratory tract and sleep disorders such as:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic cough
  • Congenital lung abnormalities
  • Lung disease of prematurity
  • Noisy breathing
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Respiratory complications of chronic diseases (such as sickle cell disease or neuromuscular disease)

Surgical Conditions

Our pediatric surgical team provides comprehensive surgical care for the following conditions:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abscess
  • Acute appendicitis
  • Bowel management/obstruction
  • Branchial sinus and fistula
  • Circumcisions
  • Constipation
  • Empyema
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hernias
  • Hirschsprungs
  • Hydrocele
  • Imperforate anus
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Testicular problems
  • Tongue tie
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Undescended testis
  • Variocele


Our pediatric transplant specialists provide pre and post operative care for kidney and liver transplants.


We offer diagnostic evaluation and surgical treatment of children with genitourinary disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Congenital renal abnormalities
  • Hernias
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Stone disease
  • Undescended testis
  • Ureteropelvic junction obstructions (UPJO)
  • Vesicoureteral reflux

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