New: Early Sunday Hours at Urgent Care Locations

Starting Aug. 7, our Urgent Care locations in Bucks County and King of Prussia will be open at 8 a.m. on Sundays for children and adolescents who need to be seen right away, outside of regular doctor’s office hours. New Urgent Care hours will be:

  • Monday through Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

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Buerger Center Continues to Expand Services

It’s been almost a year since CHOP opened its doors at the new, state-of-the-art Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care located on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus. Clinical services continue to make the move to the new outpatient medicine facilities. Find out which departments are moving to the Buerger Center between now and spring 2017. Read more »

A Pediatrician’s Guide to Supporting Youth with Gender Dysphoria

In light of recent news surrounding transgender students’ use of restrooms in public schools, Patty Huang, MD, answers questions about how pediatricians can support families as children explore gender. Topics include how to help parents understand the development of gender identity, how to support gender non-conforming youth, and when to refer for specialized care at places like CHOP’s Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic.

Read more »

Clinical Guidelines

Evaluation and Treatment of Constipation
Our inpatient and emergency department pathways for the evaluation and treatment of a child with constipation provide recommendations for rapid assessment, red flags to watch out for, initial treatments, medication considerations, and patient/family education resources.

Rheumatology Updates: Appointments and Clinical Services

The Division of Pediatric Rheumatology has taken steps to improve access for patients and referring providers, welcoming a new clinical director, Jay Mehta, MD, and expanding practice locations and appointment availability. New patients can now call 215-590-2547 to schedule an appointment within 14 days of referral. In addition, as of Aug. 1, Pamela Weiss, MD, MSCE, will be seeing patients with rheumatic conditions at CHOP Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley.

Importance of Early Referral for Chest Wall Surgery

For patients with chest wall deformities that require surgery, such as pectus excavatum, the summer months are often a preferred time for surgery to avoid missing too much school during the recovery period. If you have a patient with a chest wall deformity, early referral is important for optimizing treatment. If started early before the chest becomes too rigid, patients with pectus carinatum may respond well to non-surgical brace therapy.

Read more about our approach to treating pectus excavatum.

Tips for Engaging Children in Reading from an Early Age

Are you looking for ways to encourage families in your practices to read to their children? These videos from CHOP’s Reach Out and Read Program provide suggestions for parents on how to engage their kids in reading from an early age, with tips for reading to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Watch videos »

Prevent the Two Most Common Hoverboard Injuries

Just as quickly as hoverboards became a must-have toy, hoverboard-related injuries began turning up in our ED and specialty care centers. Between Nov. 2015 and Jan. 2016, there were almost 10 times more hoverboard-related injuries than in the prior three months, with two common injuries rising to the top. Prevent hoverboard injuries »

Surgical Aspects of Patient Care for the Primary Care Provider: Part 2

Saturday, Sept. 10
Back by popular demand! Make sure to reserve your spot today for another program focused on the crossover between surgical medicine and primary care. You can also sign up to take a tour of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care/Operating Rooms at 11:45 a.m.

RSVP by Friday, Sept. 2, to Abe Cooperman at Please provide your name, practice affiliation, credentials, work, address, phone, fax and email address. Please indicate whether or not you would like to join the tour at 11:45 a.m.

Two CHOP Physicians Named Master Clinicians

Marie M. Gleason, MD, FAAP, FACC, Division of Cardiology, and Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, Division of Hematology, were selected as new members of the Academy of Master Clinicians at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Master Clinician award recognizes exceptional clinicians who consistently exemplify the highest standards of clinical care, humanism and professionalism. Read more »



Call Our Clinician Priority Phone Line

Have you tried our new Clinician Priority Phone Line yet? Call 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) and press 2 to be connected to the on-call physician or nurse practitioner in the CHOP program you specify. Patient families can also use this line and press 1 for assistance. Find other easy ways to get in touch.  

Referring Patients in Link2CHOP Physician Portal

Link2CHOP is a real-time, web-based portal that gives you easy access to your patients’ CHOP medical records and makes the referral process smooth and streamlined. Log in to expedite appointments and see materials scanned to the chart. If you’re not already using the system, make sure you sign up and get started!  

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