Primary care services for children
Penn State Children’s Hospital Academic General Pediatrics is a national leader in quality, evidence-based care for children of all ages - from birth through age 21. Our approach to patient care has a "comprehensivist" philosophy - meaning we care for the whole individual as opposed to a single organ system or age group. As academic pediatricians, we provide our care alongside the next generation of healthcare providers (students and resident physicians).
Our doctors deliver services to about 50,000 patients each year, at three outpatient facilities located in central Pennsylvania:
- Penn State Pediatrics at Hershey
- Penn State Medical Group at Elizabethtown
- Penn State Medical Group at Camp Hill
- Penn State Children's Heart Group at Harrisburg
Our doctors also contribute to the healthcare of patients at Harrisburg's Community Checkup Center
Some of our specialties include:
- Primary care
- Complex care
- Newborn nursery
- Pediatric dermatology
- Phenylketonuria (PKU) Clinic
- Tic and movement disorders (including Tourette syndrome)
Learn more about our general pediatric services.
Telephone Advice and After Hours Care
During daytime office hours, our registered pediatric nurses are available via telephone to answer any questions about the health of your child and contact your doctor, if necessary. Our pediatric nurses are also available to provide advice overnight and on weekends. You can reach our after-hours nursing staff by calling 717-531-7300 (stay on the line to be transferred), or by calling our direct Careline at 717-531-6955.
Suggestions and Concerns
We are always looking to improve our care and services. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. If you are not satisfied with an experience with our office, please tell us so that we may correct the issue. We welcome your input, both via phone and from patient satisfaction surveys that you may receive. When calling with your concerns or suggestions, please ask to speak with our Office Manager.