Pine-Richland families seeking a wide variety of services from Children's Hospital of Pittisburgh of UPMC won't have to drive to Lawrenceville any longer.
The hospital is expanding its outpatient services offered in the North Hills with the opening this month of the expanded Children’s Pine Center, located at 11279 Perry Highway in Wexford.
The center offers a wide range of outpatient services with a focus on neurodevelopment. The center also is home to Children’s newly established Center for Independence, a program featuring occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology services offered in a group setting.
The program is designed for children of all ages with multidisciplinary needs who are working to apply newly learned skills in a social and cooperative environment, and is led by Abigail Schlesinger, M.D., Children’s Hospital child psychiatrist and medical director of the center. Programs offered through the center include a gross motor group, a chatterbox group to help children with autism learn communication and social interaction skills, feeding groups, self-care, and more.
Other outpatient services offered at Children’s Pine Center are:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Behavioral Health
- Child and Family Counseling Center
- Child Development
- Child Neurology
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Electroencephalography (EEG) testing
- Electromyography (EMG) testing
- Pediatric Ophthalmology (with optics store to fill prescriptions for eyeglasses and contacts)
- Pediatric Rehabilitation
- Primary Care
“Children’s is committed to providing families from the tri-state region convenient access to the same physicians, nurses and other care providers who see patients at our main campus – as close to home as possible,” said Kathy Guatteri, vice president, Outpatient Services at Children’s Hospital.
“Children’s Pine Center addresses a growing need for outpatient services, especially those with a neurodevelopmental focus, including neurology, rehabilitation therapy services and ophthalmology.”
In addition to Children’s Pine Center, Children’s North, at 2599 Wexford Bayne Road, is a surgery center and offers other outpatient services.
Click here for more information including contact information, directions, and services offered at Children’s Pine Center and the other regional locations.