Our Pediatric Network

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) began as a single 12-bed facility in 1855. Now, we are a growing network of facilities and resources created to provide exceptional healthcare services to all children, for every possible need.

While the hospital's influence is felt worldwide, CHOP acknowledges a special commitment to its immediate neighbors and community. Children throughout the region and the world benefit from the medical excellence within our network.

Philadelphia Campus

The heart of the Children's Hospital network is our Philadelphia Campus in University City, a neighborhood in West Philadelphia surrounding the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The Main Campus consists of:

  • The 535-bed Main Building devoted primarily to inpatient care
  • The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Research Center, home to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and most of the institution's research investigations
  • The Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center, which houses many outpatient clinical services and serves as a referral center for area pediatricians
  • Children's Seashore House, a medical care and rehabilitation facility for children with chronic illnesses and severe developmental disabilities
  • The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, the nation’s most state-of-the-art facility for outpatient medicine

Primary Care

CHOP Primary Care pediatric practices, located throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, provide convenient access to primary health and wellness services, counseling, patient education, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses for infants, children and adolescents close to home. We provide 24-hour access through CHOP’s After Hours Program. Our CHOP Care Network offices provide a family-centered Medical Home for our patients and families as well as excellence in patient satisfaction. Our CHOP Care Network pediatricians strive to provide comprehensive pediatric healthcare of the highest quality, that’s delivered with compassion, respect and true affection for children and their families.

Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery

No matter where you live in eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey, our Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Centers are close to home and convenient for care for all types of special medical conditions.

At the comfortable, spacious Specialty Care Centers, children can see top Children's Hospital specialists in convenient locations. The centers offer a wide range of diagnostic testing, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation services in many pediatric specialties.

For a growing number of pediatric surgical procedures, families can access the services of renowned Children's Hospital surgeons without a trip to the city. At our suburban Ambulatory Surgery Centers, all procedures are attended by full surgical teams, including pediatric anesthesiologists. Staff at these ambulatory sites are all CHOP employees and have the same training as staff at the Main Campus.

Urgent Care

From bellyaches to broken bones and scrapes, sometimes kids need doctors after hours. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Urgent Care Centers offer fast, convenient care for children from infants to adolescents, from a dedicated team of board-certified CHOP pediatricians and pediatric nurses. On-site X-ray and labs are also available.

Newborn and Pediatric Inpatient Care

Several community hospitals in the Philadelphia region now have neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and pediatric inpatient units staffed by CHOP neonatologists and pediatricians. These family-friendly CHOP Care Network programs offer an ideal combination of outstanding care with the convenience of being close to home.

Home Care

The understanding that home is often the best environment for children who are recovering from illness or coping with chronic conditions has led to an increased commitment to home care. Our Home Care program offers a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, dieticians, and delivery technicians and others who coordinate home visits, infusion therapy and medical equipment for thousands of area children.

In the Community

CHOP is committed to helping children live healthy, productive lives. All throughout our local communities, we provide sustainable, meaningful programs that improve the lives of children well beyond the walls of our facilities. We have over 100 programs that aim to have a positive impact on a wide range of health and well-being issues such as obesity, asthma, food insecurity, violence, mental and behavioral health, homelessness, child literacy, health equity, access to care, specific disease education and advocacy, and child safety. Healthier Together is one of those programs. Launched in 2019 with the help from our partners, Healthier Together is making great strides toward helping children and families in West and Southwest Philadelphia live their healthiest lives. To learn more about our community programs and the important ways CHOP employees contribute to our mission, visit our Community Relations website