Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU)

Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU) playground

Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation

The Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit, or CHRU, provides comprehensive pediatric inpatient rehabilitation care for patients of UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The CHRU is at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center on Penn Avenue. It's less than one mile from the main campus of Children's Hospital.

Our team of caring and experienced rehab specialists:

  • Works to improve your child's health and function.
  • Promotes independence and developmental skills to maximize your child's quality of life.

The CHRU provides:

  • An 8-bed children's inpatient rehab unit.
  • A warm, family-friendly environment.
  • Direct access to your doctors and specialists at Children's Hospital.

CHRU's Mission

To optimize the health and functional outcomes of our patients through innovative, high-quality, team-based, family-centered rehabilitative care.

The CHRU operates under Children’s Hospital's Policies and Procedures.

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In the News

On the Rebound
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2/11/2019)

Contact the Children's Hospital Rehab Unit

If you have questions or potential referrals, contact:

Nancy Marino

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  • Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit

    The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
    5324 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224