Profile for Patients
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the nation’s first pediatric hospital, and has long been considered one of its finest. Our 500+-bed University City campus, home to our world-renowned cancer, cardiac and fetal surgery programs, also includes a rehabilitation facility, an ambulatory care center, and more than 800,000 square feet of research space, while our Care Network serves patients at more than 50 locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2012, we handled nearly 1.2 million outpatient visits and more than 28,000 hospital admissions.
- The Cardiac Center, where more than 850 cardiothoracic surgeries and 1,200 cardiac catheterizations are performed each year, provides care from before birth through adulthood with prenatal diagnosis, treatment and long-term care for all forms of pediatric heart disease. (267-426-9600)
- The Cancer Center offers a large portfolio of early-stage clinical trials and a number of difficult-to-find treatments, including proton radiation. The center treats more than 500 new patients and 4,000 existing patients each year. (physicians: 888-ONC-CHOP; families: (267-426-0762)
- Our Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) team members pioneered prenatal surgery for spina bifida and have the greatest depth of collective experience in this surgery in the world. The Center is also home to the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world’s first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. The Center has cared for more than 13,000 patients from all 50 states and 50 countries. (800-IN-UTERO)
CHOP also has comprehensive programs for diabetes, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, spine disorders and other conditions, as well as leading centers for rare conditions, including congenital hyperinsulinism, thoracic insufficiency syndrome and airway disorders. The Hospital excels at treating complex genetic conditions, such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and chromosome 22q11.2 deletion, that affect multiple body systems and require coordinated multidisciplinary care.
Our International Medicine team coordinates care at CHOP for patients from around the world and helps families obtain medical documentation for travel visas, schedule appointments, engage interpreters, arrange accommodations and plan follow-up care. (001-267-426-6298)
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As one of the top-ranked and largest children’s hospitals in the United States, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a large patient population and treats a wide range of conditions, both common and extremely rare, every day. Our experience treating children with genetic, acquired and traumatic conditions is unparalleled.
Specialties and Services
At CHOP, patient care remains at the core of our mission. Families of sick children come here because of the multidisciplinary care, innovative research and continuous support they receive.
Skilled and Caring Physicians
Our physicians, surgeons and researchers are world-renowned. Along with providing comprehensive, individualized care for your child, our physicians are constantly seeking new treatments that will improve outcomes for all children.
Whether you are visiting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for one day or an extended stay, we want to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We offer virtual hospital tours, videos and other resources to enhance your family’s visit.
Directions, Maps and Parking
Find out how to get to CHOP, where to park, and how to get to your child’s appointment. Maps of the Hospital’s Main Campus are available online, as are door-to-door driving directions and information on public transportation.
To request that a copy of your child’s medical records be released to you or to your child’s school or day care provider, complete a request form and send it by mail or fax, or deliver it in person to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Your signature is required to release information.
Billing and Insurance
Managing the financial aspects of your child's care can be stressful. Understanding your insurance plan and your financial responsibilities before you arrive at CHOP will make getting your child the care he or she needs much easier.
Support Services and Resources
Exceptional medical care is only one piece of your child’s healthcare experience. We offer a variety of support services to meet your family’s needs, including social work, language services, case management, support groups and much more.