The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 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, Children's Hospital 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.
The heart of the Children's Hospital network is its main campus complex in University City. It consists of:
CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Care practices, located throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, provide convenient access to primary health and wellness services for children close to home.
At the comfortable, spacious Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Centers, children can see top Children's Hospital specialists in convenient, close-to-home 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 the Hospital network's suburban Ambulatory Surgery Centers, all procedures are attended by full surgical teams, including pediatric anesthesiologists.
Several community hospitals now have pediatric inpatient units staffed by Children's Hospital physicians and specially trained pediatric nurses. For many conditions requiring a hospital stay, these family-friendly CHOP Care Network units offer an ideal combination of outstanding care and convenience.
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. A multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, dieticians and delivery technicians and others coordinates home visits, infusion therapy and medical equiptment for thousands of area children.