Whole Child Wellness Clinic Provides a Novel Approach to Meeting the Needs of Children and Families
With donor support, UPMC Children’s has launched a trailblazing pilot program that is expected to serve as a model for comprehensive and coordinated behavioral health care for pediatric patients.
Children with developmental and behavioral health needs often experience a difficult journey toward wellness due to services that are fragmented or inaccessible. The Whole Child Wellness Clinic (WCWC) disrupts the current model of care with a new standard that better serves kids with behavioral health needs.
By combining primary care and behavioral health in a fully integrated model for children ages 3-12, the WCWC creates a “one-stop-shop” of coordinated care. This allows patients to have primary care, psychiatry, and psychology all in one visit. The pilot has yielded overwhelmingly positive outcomes for the 62 enrolled children and their families. Learn more about the clinic from director Justin Schreiber, DO, on UPMC Children’s “That’s Pediatrics” podcast.
With additional charitable support and expanded staffing, the team wishes to grow and scale the program. Your help can fund the seamless integration of primary care, developmental pediatrics, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation Awards Grant to Further Cancer Research
Named for legendary golfer and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer and his wife, Winnie, the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.
Sydney was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Urea Cycle Disorder / Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiency (UCD/OTC) at just one year old.
World-Class Palliative Care for Every Child and Family, at Every Stage of Life
The new Division of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care aims to build a future where there are no barriers to this life-changing care.
Lorenzo’s Journey to the Heart Institute at UPMC Children’s
Within days of his birth, a team of skilled surgeons at UPMC Children’s performed open heart surgery on Lorenzo.
Children’s Trust Grants $100,000 for Startup Pediatric Research
Each spring, a group of hand-selected researchers pitch next generation, budding research concepts to members of the Children’s Trust for a chance at winning seed funding to help kickstart their research.
Welcoming New Leadership on the Board of Trustees
Learn more about Vanessa and what inspires her to serve UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh so proudly, in her own words.
Philanthropy Supports Individualized Behavioral Health Care
Throughout our hospital, there are many licensed psychologists dedicated to supporting specific service lines.