For Patients and Visitors

What to Expect at Your Child's Outpatient Visit

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers outpatient services in a number of locations in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the Main Campus in Philadelphia. See our locations and contact information. If you're looking for a general pediatrician for your child, please see our Primary Care practice pages for more information.


Before your appointment, you may be contacted by mail or phone to obtain basic information designed to shorten your waiting time during your visit. If you receive a preregistration form by mail, please complete and return it as soon as possible, using the envelope provided.

Insurance and referrals

Please arrive with insurance cards and any referral forms required by your carrier. If your insurance company requires you to present an authorizing letter, please bring this with you as well. If you are unsure of exactly what will be required, please call your insurance company before your appointment.

Our Hospital is required by law to provide a certain level of free and below-cost care to person's unable to afford Hospital services. Children's Hospital uses Federal Poverty Guidelines, which are established annually by the Department of Health and Human Services, to determine eligibility for uncompensated services. All Hospital services are covered by the Hill-Burton Program. Hill-Burton forms are available at all outpatient registration areas. For more information about program eligibility, please call the Business Office at 215-590-2555, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Scheduling diagnostic and testing services

For your convenience, Children's Hospital provides a full range of services, such as X-ray, blood work and other testing services. Please check with your insurance plan to make sure that you are permitted to have testing performed here.

If your insurance company approves testing at Children's Hospital, and your doctor requests testing before your visit, please call our main number (1-800-TRY CHOP or 1-800-879-2467) to make your appointment.

Note: In some cases, a referral form from your insurance company and/or a consultation with a Children's Hospital physician may be necessary.

What to bring with you

Outpatient locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey


Richard D. Wood Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center (on CHOP's Main Campus)
Philadelphia, PA

Children's Seashore House of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (on CHOP's Main Campus)
Philadelphia, PA

Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bucks County, Pa

Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Exton, Pa

Specialty Care Center in King of Prussia, Pa
Sports Medicine Center: 215-590-6919

Specialty Care Center in Springfield, Pa

New Jersey

Specialty Care Center in Atlantic County, NJ

Specialty Care Center in Princeton, NJ

Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Center in Voorhees, NJ

The Pediatric Cardiology Division at Saint Peter's University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ

For more detailed information about any of these locations, please visit our Pediatric Network section of this site.

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