Orthopedic Surgery

Making an Appointment With the
Division of Orthopedic Surgery

If you would like your child examined by an orthopedic specialist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, please call 215-590-1527 or contact us online.

We provide diagnostic testing, treatment and follow-up to orthopedic patients at our Main Campus in Philadelphia and at seven specialty care centers in the region.

Learn more about our:

Pediatric orthopedic team

Including links to biographical information about all of our orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and clinical staff

Orthopedic specialty programs

From head, shoulders, knees and toes, we offer specialized diagnostics and treatment for all orthopedic and orthopedic-related conditions

Service locations 

Learn which orthopedic doctors and specialty programs are offered at each of CHOP's eight locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Exchanging information

When you call for an appointment, we’ll ask you for details about your child — such as your child's name, age, contact and insurance information — as well as a brief summary of your child’s symptoms. We’ll also need to know any specifics about what you are looking for, such as a patient evaluation or a second opinion, and your location preferences.

You’ll be given information about anything special you need to do before your child’s appointment, such as requesting your child’s medical history, diagnostic tests or images (e.g. X-rays) from your child's primary physician.

Depending on your insurance coverage, you may need to first get a referral from your child's primary care physician (PCP). Contact the PCP and request an electronic referral to CHOP.

What’s next?

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a number of resources to help you better prepare for your child’s visit.

Learn more at:

Contact us

To make an appointment — or reschedule an existing one — please call 215-590-1527 or contact us online. We’ll make sure your child is seen by a pediatric orthopedic specialist as soon as possible.


Reviewed by: Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Date: November 2013

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