Are you interested in the Pediatric Specialty Hospital for your patient or your child? (Parents and caregivers, you may let your child’s doctor know if you are interested in transfer to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital.)

  1. Contact us. The Pediatric Specialty Hospital has an administrative staff member on-call 24/7 to answer questions and take referrals at 412-596-2568. You can also contact the Charge Nurse at 412-345-7981.
  2. Tour. We welcome parents and family members to tour the Pediatric Specialty Hospital prior to a child’s admission. If visiting is not possible for you, you can take a virtual tour of the Pediatric Specialty Hospital and the entire facility at The Children’s Home. We are also available to answer any questions you have by phone.
  3. Insurance Approval. The Pediatric Specialty Hospital is a participating provider with more than a dozen health insurance companies in the greater Pittsburgh area, including Medical Assistance. Our admissions staff or the referring hospital will contact your child’s insurance company in order to obtain approval prior to their transfer to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital. Charitable care is also available as needed.
  4. Transfer. A child can be transferred to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh when their physician determines they are medically stable. Transfers to the Pediatric Specialty Hospital can occur any day of the week, including weekends. Hospital to hospital transfers occur by ambulance and the child is accompanied by a trained healthcare professional. One parent may also ride along.