Pediatric Services at UPMC Mercy
General Pediatric Services
General pediatric services range from routine check-ups, well, and sick visits, to specialized care from infants to children and young adults through the age of 21.
Specialized Pediatric Services
UPMC Mercy has pediatric experts who specialize in nearly every clinical area including:
- Pediatric allergy and immunology
- Pediatric anesthesia
- Pediatric burn care
- Pediatric cardiology
- Child abuse services
- Critical care pediatrics
- Pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism
- Pediatric gastroenterology
- Pediatric neurology
- Pediatric emergency medicine
UPMC Mercy’s newborn nursery, a part of UPMC Mercy Family Maternity Services, is designed to support and encourage early family bonding between mother and infant.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
UPMC Mercy's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for critically ill babies born not just at UPMC Mercy, but at community hospitals throughout the tri-state area. Premature babies, as well as babies with intensive medical problems, are cared for in this 13-bed, state-of-the-art facility staffed 24 hours a day by neonatologists and registered nurses. A special nesting room for new parents and their child is available to help provide a smooth transition home.
Short Stay and Special Procedures Pediatric Unit
The short stay and special procedures unit is for children who require brief outpatient diagnosis and treatment.
Pediatric Emergency Center
UPMC Mercy is the only general service hospital in the area with a dedicated pediatric emergency center capable of treating children with illnesses and minor injuries. All of the staff have received advanced training and are certified in Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).
Ambulatory Pediatric Unit
The Ambulatory Pediatric Unit, which is located in the UPMC Mercy Health Center, provides primary care, such as well and sick visits, in an outpatient setting. The unit accepts most insurance carriers.
Child Abuse Program/A Child's Place at Mercy
A Child's Place at Mercy, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and with a location on the UPMC Mercy campus, is an interdisciplinary team of pediatricians and psychologists who are specially trained to assess children when there is a possibility of abuse. When parents, teachers, doctors, or caretakers suspect that a child has been sexually or physically abused, they may contact A Child's Place at Mercy for forensic medical and psychosocial evaluation.
For more information on pediatric services at UPMC Mercy, contact UPMC Physician Referral at 1-800-533-UPMC (8762).