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Pediatrics at UPMC in North Central Pa.

Comprehensive Pediatric Care

At UPMC, our pediatricians, advanced practice professionals, and nurses, are here to care for and meet the needs of your child. We will do everything we can to make your child's visit with us as comfortable and pleasant as possible. From well and sick child visits to care for illness and injuries, our team of skilled pediatricians are dedicated to helping children of all ages regain health and optimal wellness.

UPMC Pediatric Care offers complete healthcare services for children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age.

Well-Child Visits

It is important to promote good health to developing children. During well-child visits, we will discuss important issues for your child and your family. We can answer questions you have about topics including:

  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Safety
  • Family relationships
  • Discipline
  • Child care
  • Behavior(s)
  • Child development

We provide immunizations, or shots, your children need to prevent serious illnesses such as whooping cough, measles and hepatitis. If your child received immunizations somewhere else, please bring a record of those shots with you to your appointment.

Appointments

Walk-in appointments are available for sick children or for issues that cannot wait. We will try to get your child seen as soon as possible. Walk-in appointments are available during our regular office hours.

At some of our offices, extended hours are also available for appointments after our regular office hours.

Who Will See My Child?

Each child and family are assigned a doctor or advanced practice professional. Whenever possible, the same health care professional will see your child for scheduled and sick visits. However, if your doctor or advanced practice professional is unavailable, another member of the team will see your child.

24/7 Nurse Triage

If you need advice, you can call your child's doctor's office at any time of the day or night, any day of the week, and you will be connected to nurse triage if after hours.

Pediatric Emergency Care

In partnership with UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the Emergency Departments (EDs) at UPMC in North Central Pa. provide top-quality care to pediatric patients in their EDs at UPMC Cole, UPMC Lock Haven, UPMC Muncy, UPMC Wellsboro, and UPMC Williamsport. UPMC Children's board-certified pediatric emergency specialists are on call 24/7 to collaborate in real time with our emergency doctors and families. And if your child needs follow-up care, we will make the appointment for you before you even leave our ED.

Pediatric Specialty Care

Pediatric telemedicine consultations are available for new and returning patients. Connect virtually with one of our pediatric specialists in Pittsburgh — saving the time and expense of long-distance travel. Most surgical intervention, if needed, will be performed at UPMC Children's.

Pediatric medical specialties offering video visits include:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology

24/7 Video Visits for Non-Emergency Pediatric Care

If you’re struggling to decide the right care location for your child, a pediatric virtual visit is often the best place to start. UPMC Children’s AnywhereCare providers can diagnose, provide treatment options, and prescribe medicine for many non-emergency illnesses. Visits are safe, secure, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UPMC Children's AnywhereCare is available for children from ages 0 to 17. To get started and learn more about our video visits or download the UPMC AnywhereCare app.

Pediatric Testing

Neonatal/Pediatric Head Ultrasounds and Non-Accidental Skeletal Surveys

UPMC Pediatrics in North Central Pa. utilizes the expertise of our partners at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to read neonatal/pediatric head ultrasounds and non-accidental skeletal surveys. A process that previously included sending these studies out externally, the team can now tap into our UPMC Children's experts in Pittsburgh.

Pediatric EEGS

In collaboration with the Physical Medicine Rehabilitation team at UPMC Williamsport, EEGs (Electroencephalogram) are now available for pediatric patients in north central Pa.

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