Read the Latest
Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Be safe anytime, anywhere.
To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 412-692-7337 or search our directory.
A resource for our network of referring physicians.
For more information about research, please call our main office at 412-692-6438.
Ranked #6 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
ALTOONA, Pa., – UPMC Altoona announces another addition to its growing telemedicine services: New, follow-up and postoperative patient real-time video evaluations and consultations with pediatric general and thoracic surgeons at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
The UPMC Teleconsult Center at Station Medical Center offers telemedicine services to children as outpatients, whose primary care physician believes they would benefit from a consultation with a pediatric surgeon. The pediatric surgery telemedicine service is available on the first Tuesday of each month.
“With this new service for families, we will offer new patient evaluations as well as postoperative follow-up care close to home, which will decrease wait time, travel and missed work and school days for families in the Altoona area,” said Stefan Scholz, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., director, Minimally Invasive Surgery at Children’s. “Our goal is to make it convenient and efficient for the Altoona staff to consult with Children’s Hospital surgeons to determine the best care and treatment plan for each child.”
Telemedicine is the clinical application of providing care at a distance. It includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, e-mail and other forms of telecommunications technology. For more than 40 years, hospitals have extended care to remote areas and its use continues to grow rapidly.
“This new service demonstrates UPMC’s continued investment in the expansion of advanced clinical services here in Blair County,” said Jerry Murray, president of UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Memorial.
Children’s is leading the way in the development of telemedicine services to meet the needs of young patients regionally and around the world with video conferencing technologies that provide complex pediatric care through remote and virtual examinations—whenever and wherever expertise is needed.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Support the hospital by making a donation online, joining our Heroes in Healing monthly donor program, or visiting our site to learn about the other ways you can give back.