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We're growing. UPMC Children's now at UPMC Hamot.
We're growing. UPMC Children's now at UPMC Hamot.

UPMC Children's Inpatient Unit at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa.

118 E. 2nd St., Fifth Floor
Erie, PA 16507

From primary to emergency care, UPMC Children's offers expert treatments for children in Erie and the surrounding regions.

A hospital stay can be hard on your child and family. It's vital to have a room where your child can relax and feel safe.

The children's inpatient unit at UPMC Hamot:

  • Is warm and playful, helping your child and loved ones feel more at ease throughout their care journey.
  • Uses child-sized wheelchairs and Power Wheels™ for transport to give your child a sense of control during this stressful time.
  • Has separate, but still equally colorful, treatment and procedure spaces. This means your child's room is a place of healing and rest.

Playful Comforts for Your Child's Stay with Us

We know the value of play for children.

It gives them a way to express themselves. It can also help them work through some of the complex feelings that may arise during a hospital stay.

To that end, the unit features an age-appropriate playroom. Your child and their siblings can play games, read books, and socialize with other kids.

Each inpatient room also includes a TV and Xbox™ gaming system to watch movies or play video games.

Our goal is to help children and families feel a sense of normalcy in the hospital setting.

UPMC Children's Inpatient Unit Patient Room
UPMC Children's Inpatient Unit Playroom
UPMC Children's Inpatient Unit Hallway

Hospitalists: Vital Members of Your Child's Care Team

In the UPMC Children's inpatient unit, hospitalists play a key role on a child's care team.

These doctors:

  • See and care for children while they're in the hospital.
  • Have special training in caring for newborns just after birth.
  • Are in constant contact with your child's pediatrician.
  • Provide seamless care from admission through discharge.

Our Hours

Our pediatric inpatient unit follows the same visiting hours policy as the main hospital.

To Refer a Patient to the Children's Inpatient Unit at UPMC Hamot

Providers can refer a patient to the children's inpatient unit by:

  1. Calling the main Children's MedCall number at 412-692-5000.
  2. Asking for the on-call pediatric hospitalist or specialist to discuss your referral.