UPMC Children’s Opens Health Hub to Hilltop Residents

By: Andrea Kunicky

The UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Family Care Connection Centers and Children’s Community Health celebrated the grand opening of the UPMC Hilltop Community Health Hub.

The health hub expands services at the Mt. Oliver Family Care Connection Center, to include pediatric primary health care services, well child check-ups, preventive care and behavioral counseling provided.

With a goal of addressing a 30% no-show rate at UPMC Children’s primary care among families from Hilltop-area zip codes, the health hub aims to improve health outcomes by providing access to high-quality health care and social support in the community,” explained Charlotte Byrd, senior manager at the Family Care Connection Centers, which provides family support programs and services to parents and their children.

“Bringing our renowned clinical experts into the communities reduces barriers, stimulates trust, and facilitates families in connecting with local, specialized services,” said Elizabeth Miller, M.D. the medical director of UPMC Children’s Community and Population Health. “This is one of the many ways UPMC Children’s is working in partnership with communities to support child health.”

The health hub was made possible with the support of a Community Block Grant awarded by Allegheny County Department of Human Services.