Traveling to Pittsburgh

As many as 80% of the people we see at the Da Silva Center for Ebstein's Anomaly travel from out of town.

Traveling to a hospital far away from the comforts of home can be difficult on a family logistically, emotionally, and financially. That's why we make it as easy as possible for you to come here. Our goal is to help address any barriers a family has to be able to travel to Pittsburgh for care.

How We Help Families Travel Here

At UPMC Children's, we have a program coordinator and a social worker who can help you plan to travel.

Please let us know as soon as possible if the travel causes money troubles for your family. For patients who qualify, we offer assistance to travel.

You can also ask for help from Ebstein's Traveling Hearts. This nonprofit organization supports people traveling for surgery.

We work hard to plan clinic visits within a day or two of your surgery date. This way, a family only has to make the trip one time.

International Travel

Because we're a referral center, people come to us from around the globe. Each year, we treat patients from other countries.

Our International Services team is always available to help you plan international travel.

Where To Stay

We suggest loved ones get a room at the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh. It's located next to the Plaza Building hospital and has 74 private apartments. We ask people to pay a nominal night's fee if budgets allow.

Request a room at Ronald McDonald House Pittsburgh.

Another option is Family House. It costs more than the Ronald McDonald House, but there are ways to reduce it.

Where to Go Once You're Here

The Da Silva Center for Ebstein's Anomaly is on the main campus of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville, Pa.

Those coming for a clinic visit should park in the Penn Garage and take the Grape elevators to floor three. On surgery day, you should park in the Penn Garage again but come to floor four instead.