The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center provides high quality primary care services to the children of West Philadelphia.
Through a generous donation by Athena and Nicholas Karabots, we were able to open the Karabots Center in 2013. This primary care location allows Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to have a positive impact on children in our own backyard by providing pediatric care and sharing health resources. We also work closely with the West Philadelphia community and its leaders in order to best meet the needs of families in the area.
The two-story, 52,000-square-foot, environmentally sustainable building contains 56 child-friendly examination rooms. There are also rooms dedicated to radiology, hearing and vision testing, and a phlebotomy laboratory. The new center has the capacity to accommodate more than 45,000 outpatient visits a year.
In addition to the full range of primary care services, the Karabots Center also houses several community programs, including:
- Reach Out and Read
- Child Guidance Resource Center
- Karabots Garden
- Refugee Health Program
- Kids Smiles
- Lutheran Settlement House – Domestic Violence
- Pediatric Research Consortium
- Community Asthma Prevention Program
- Community Reproductive Health Programs – Title X: Family Planning, Covenant House
- High School Health Resource Centers
- Keystone First Complex Care Coordination Program – K2C
- Center for Grieving Children
- Ongoing Quality Improvement Projects – Texting Teens, Breastfeeding
- Homeless Health Initiative
- Early Head Start
- PriCARE Parenting Program