Children's Primary Care Centers

The Division of General Academic Pediatrics at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh provides comprehensive health services, including sick visits and well-child visits, to infants, children, and adolescents throughout the Pittsburgh region at two Primary Care Centers located in Oakland and Turtle Creek.

At Children's Primary Care Centers, each child is assigned to a specific doctor or nurse practitioner (primary care provider) who gets to know the child and family, and sees the child for regular health care (checkups, immunizations, etc.). Primary care providers pay attention to how well children are doing medically, develop mentally and socially. Pediatricians on staff provide ongoing, careful supervision to all medical residents and nurse practitioners at the Primary Care Centers.

Services and Availability

  • Regular health care visits: Appointments with the child's regular primary care provider are made in advance for regular health care visits.
  • Unexpected illness or injury: Same-day visits are available for children who are sick or sustain minor injury. The child and family may see someone other than their regular doctor or nurse practitioner during same-day visits. If a child needs other hospital services, this is arranged.
  • Evening and Saturday hours: The Primary Care Center in Oakland is open on some evenings for children whose families cannot come to the center in Oakland during the day because they work, attend school or prefer evening visits. A limited number of regular health care appointments are available in Oakland on Saturdays.
  • Question call-in line: Caregivers can call with questions about their child during normal business hours, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Emergency and after hours: Caregivers can call the main telephone number for emergencies for after hours and holidays.
  • Newborn Follow-up Services
  • Salud Para Niños: A bilingual and bicultural pediatric clinic.


The mission of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics is to improve the health and well-being of children, families and communities through high quality patient care, leadership in the education of health care providers, high impact research in common pediatric problems and advocacy in promoting child and family health.


  • Provide evidence-based, family-centered, culturally competent, pediatric primary care to children living in underserved communities.
  • Provide innovative, evidence-based education to medical students, residents, fellows, and allied health professionals.
  • Develop and disseminate high impact research in common pediatric problems, novel treatment approaches, best practices, health outcomes and innovative models of service delivery.
  • Advocate through leadership and partnership in promoting child and family health at hospital, community, regional and national levels.

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Clinical Studies

  • Children's Primary Care Oakland

    3420 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • Children's Primary Care Turtle Creek

    108 Penn Plaza
    Turtle Creek, PA 15145
  • Acute Sinusitis & Antibiotics

    Efficacy of Antibiotics in Children with Acute Sinusitis: Which Subgroups Benefit?

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    COVID-19 Adult Booster Vaccine Study – Phase II/III

    Delayed Heterologous SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Dosing (Boost) After Receipt of EUA Vaccines

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    COVID-19 Vaccine for Children: The KidCOVE Study – Phase II/III

    A Study to Evaluate Safety and Effectiveness of mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccine in Healthy Children Between 6 Months of Age and Less Than 12 Years of Age

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    D3VH Study – Vitamin D and Vascular Health

    Vitamin D3 and Vascular Health in Obese Children

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    Defining Vitamin D Insufficiency

    Defining Vitamin D Insufficiency in School-Age Children: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Vitamin D3

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    Flu Study

    Option B Children & Adolescent RCT: Immunologic Response to Influenza Vaccination in Children and Adolescents

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    Meningitis Combination Vaccine

    Combined Meningococcal Groups A, B, C, W, and Y vaccine (GSK3536819A) Phase IIIB Clinical Trial

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    New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) - Healthy Controls

    Enhanced active surveillance of pediatric infectious diseases and vaccines and Enhanced Active Surveillance of Pediatric Respiratory Infections and Vaccine Preventable Diseases

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    OP0201 as an Adjunct Treatment for Acute Otitis Media

    Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of OP0201 as an Adjunct Treatment for Acute Otitis Media in Infants and Children Aged 6 to 24 Months

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    Pneumonia – Short Course Therapy

    Short Course vs. Standard Course Outpatient Therapy for Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children

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    Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

    Efficacy of Tympanostomy Tubes for Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

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    Safety and Efficacy of MEDI8897 Against RSV

    Safety and Efficacy of MEDI8897 Against RSV

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    Safety and Efficacy of MEDI8897 against RSV (MELODY Study)

    A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of MEDI8897, a Monoclonal Antibody With an Extended Half-life Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus, in Healthy Late Preterm and Term Infants (MELODY)

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    TAP Study

    Tympanocentesis to Assess Pathogens Study  

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    Treatment of Acute Otitis Media (AOM), 10 versus 5 Days of Antibiotics

    Efficacy of Short-Course Antimicrobial Treatment for Young Children With Acute Otitis Media and Impact on Antimicrobial Resistance

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    Urinary Tract Infection NIH Observational Study (CUTIE)

    Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation (CUTIE) Study of Risk Factors for Renal Scarring in Children after Urinary Tract Infection

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    Urinary Tract Infection - Short Course Therapy (SCOUT Study)

    Short COurse Therapy for Urinary Tract Infections in Children (SCOUT)

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    Urinary Tract Infection Treatment with Corticosteroids (STARRS Study)

    STeroids to Actively Reduce Renal Scarring (STARRS): Corticosteroids for Children with Febrile Urinary Tract Infections

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