May 23, 2023

UPMC Children’s Hospital Launches New Transportation Partnership with Lyft

UPMC Children’s Hospital has partnered with Lyft to provide free transportation to families that lack access to transportation and need assistance getting to appointments at their facilities.

Launched in April 2023, the partnership allows Children’s Hospital staff to provide unique voucher codes to families, which allow them schedule free rides to the hospital, and other select locations, through the Lyft mobile app.

A limited number of voucher codes are available to families each month. Vouchers are only available for appointments at UPMC Children’s Hospital (main and satellite locations: Children’s South, North, East, and Pine Center) and Children’s Primary Care Centers of Oakland and Turtle Creek.

Free, round-trip rides are only available to families with a voucher code. To access a free ride, families must first obtain a voucher code. To obtain a voucher for a Lyft ride to an appointment, parents or caregivers must speak with their child’s care team at one of the eligible locations.

Learn More

Rides are available thanks to a partnership among UPMC Children’s Hospital, Lyft, and PA 2-1-1 Southwest.

UPMC Children’s Hospital does not guarantee a voucher code for any appointment.

To learn more, visit the UPMC Children’s Hospital website.


December 15, 2021

Upcoming PPS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

UPMC is partnering with Pittsburgh Public Schools to hold vaccine clinics this upcoming, Saturday, December 18 for PPS students, families, staff and the school community, ages 5+. The second dose clinic will be held on January 8, 2022. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Interested families may register online.

Vaccine Availability

  • Ages 5 -11: First & second dose pediatric Pfizer
  • Ages 12-15: First & second dose Pfizer
  • Ages 16 – 17: First, second & booster dose Pfizer
  • Ages 18+: First, second & booster dose Pfizer, Moderna or J&J

Please note: Boosters are available for individuals 16+, at least six months from their second dose (Pfizer/Moderna) or two months from their first dose (J&J). Individuals aged 16-17 are only eligible for a Pfizer booster and individuals 18+ will have their choice of Moderna, Pfizer or J&J for their booster.

Locations and Times

  • Pittsburgh Langley, Cafeteria (2940 Sheraden Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15204): 9:00-11:00am
  • Pittsburgh Lincoln, Cafeteria (328 Lincoln Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206): 9:00-11:00am
  • Pittsburgh Morrow, Gym (3530 Fleming Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212): 1:00-3:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Weil, Cafeteria (2250 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219): 1:00-3:00pm
  • UPMC South Side (2000 Mary St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203): 10:00-2:00pm


October 27, 2021

Patient Care Technician Training Available

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is offering a four-week paid training program for Patient Care Technicians. Training includes instruction on how to assist with activities of daily life; instruction in patient hygiene and comfort; and how to obtain and record vitals and other health indicators. Upon successful completion of the training, participants will be considered for part-time or full-time employment.

Additional Information

The four-week training takes place from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applicants much be at least 18 years old and:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
    Possess general computer skills
  • Pass a background check

Note that other conditions may apply. Interested individuals can contact 412.482.3365 or


November 30, 2020

Fight the Flu with DU

Getting a flu vaccine this fall is more important than ever. Fall flu shots are available at the Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center, in partnership with Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. There is no cost with most major insurances. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and all participants will be required to wear a mask.


The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Canter
7219 Kelly Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Date & Time

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Appointments are recommended for this event. For any questions or special accommodations, please contact the Center for Pharmacy Care at 412.396.2155 or


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September 2, 2020

Helping Parents & Caregivers Navigate a School Year Like No Other

Are you interested in hearing from the country’s leading experts about topics such as social-emotional wellness, mental health, learning resources, tech safety, and more? Join Remake Learning and other presenting organizations for the “So Now What?” virtual series!


The series will bring the country’s leading experts in education and childhood development, including PBS Kids, Common Sense Media, Learning Heroes, and UPMC Children’s Hospital, together with parents and caregivers to share and learn from one another. Presenters will cover a range of topics specific to this moment in time, including:

    • social-emotional wellness,
    • mental health,
    • learning resources,
    • communication,
    • tech safety,
    • and much more.

Available Sessions

The series includes the following sessions:


To register, complete the online registration form.

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September 16, 2019

Postpartum Depression Symposium

Are you interested in gaining insight on the detection and diagnosis of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and on new and existing treatment options? Join Washington County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) on October 30 for their free Postpartum Depression Symposium!


Guest speakers will include experts in the field as well as a video featuring local mothers who have been impacted by perinatal depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders. Resource tables will also be available. Lunch and snacks included.

    • Rebecca J. Weinberg, PsyD
      Clinical Psychologist, Allegheny Health Network
    • Dr. Priya Gopalan, MD
      University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine / UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital
    • Robert Gallen, PhD, IMH-E®
      Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
    • Stephanie D. Wier, LPC, NCC, BSL
      Mental Health Therapist, Sprout Center for Emotional Growth and Development, LLC



To register, visit the symposium Eventbrite page!

Learn More

For questions, contact Washington County BHDS at 724.228.6832.


May 30, 2019

Senator John Heinz History Center: Kids Enter Free!

During the month of June, kids enter for FREE each Sunday at the Senator John Heinz History Center! This opportunity is available thanks to UPMC.


On Sundays in June, all children ages 17 and under receive free admission to see the History Center’s six floors of award-winning exhibitions and interactive learning spaces. Families are invited to zoom down a 12-foot spiral “Liberty Tune” slide, throw an epic touchdown pass to legendary Steelers, explore the Neighborhood of Make-Believe featuring the original set and puppets from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and so much more! If you punch your stamp card on all six floors, you’ll even receive a free Heinz pickle pin!

Regular admission fees apply to all adults.

Learn More

To learn more, visit the History Center’s event page!

For questions, call 412.454.6000.


May 7, 2019

Pittsburgh Apraxia Specialists Panel

Join Apraxia Kids on May 16 for their Pittsburgh Apraxia Specialists Panel. Attendees will join local speech-language pathologists (SLPs) for a one-of-a-kind panel and Q&A session, visit the Apraxia Kids headquarters, and network with local families, caregivers, and therapists.


Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research.

This event coincides with Apraxia Awareness Month, an important time for informing the local community of the struggles that children with apraxia face each day. Apraxia Kids hopes to bring the Pittsburgh community together to raise awareness, support each other, and build a bridge between parents and professionals!


  •  Megan Overby, Ph.D., CCC-SLP – Duquesne University
  • Kathy Helfrich-Miller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP- Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Jen Rakers, MSLP, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd. – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Carrie Van Soest, MS, CCC-SLP – UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Eileen Cirelli, MS, CCC/L-SLP – Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Gretchen Myers, MSLP-CCC; Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Center4Speech
  • Katie Micco, MS, CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Duquesne University


Registration for this event is free and may be accessed via the event’s webpage.