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 an eight-bed unit at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center on Penn Avenue. It's eight-tenths of a mile from the main campus of UPMC Children's.

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:

  • Daily physician monitoring and 24-hour nursing care.
  • Three hours of therapy a day, five days a week, in at least two of three disciplines (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy).
  • Direct access to your doctors and specialists at UPMC Children's.
  • A warm, family-friendly environment.

The CHRU accepts:

  • All insurances, including Medical Assistance and Commercial Payors.
  • All referrals, including internally from our critical and acute care areas, transfers from other hospitals, physician practices, and home/outpatient referrals.

CHRU's Mission

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

We strive to:

  • Continually improve.
  • Provide the highest quality pediatric inpatient rehabilitation services in the region.
  • Offer comprehensive education and training to prepare those we serve to care for their child at home.
  • Help enable our patients to thrive in the diverse environments in which they live, learn, and play.

The CHRU is housed under the license of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, as an acute care inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Contact the Children's Hospital Rehab Unit

If you have questions or potential referrals, contact:

Nancy Marino

UPMC Children’s Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
5324 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224



  • Children's Hospital Rehabilitation Unit

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