UPMC Children's Specialty Services in Shippensburg

Specialty Care Center Shippensburg
127 Walnut Bottom Rd.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Primary Contact: 717-532-0178
Fax: 717-706-6797

Our UPMC Children's Specialty Services experts 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 specialists provide outstanding care close to home.

Our staff knows that children have unique health care needs that require a specialized, child-friendly approach. That's why we offer complete health care services designed with infants, children, and teens 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:


Offering patient-centered care, our pediatric orothopaedic providers specialize in your child needs care for bone, joint, or muscle injuries or conditions.

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