Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), located in the State of Pennsylvania, was the first hospital in the United States devoted exclusively to caring for children. Since its doors opened in 1855, the Hospital has made many medical discoveries that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives. CHOP is consistently ranked among the top US children’s hospitals by US News & World Report, a respected magazine that families and referring physicians around the world consult when seeking the best pediatric medical care.

The world-renowned medical teams at CHOP have cared for patients from more than 100 countries, offering hope and healing for children with the rarest and most complex conditions. CHOP has an International Patient Services (IPS) team dedicating to helping families access this extraordinary care.

Our multilingual IPS staff supports families before, during, and after their time at CHOP. The IPS team includes highly experienced physicians, nurses, and patient care navigators who work together to meet each child’s and family’s needs.

3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Patient Services

IPS is an ongoing resource for families. They:

  • Provide clinical intake and coordinate a full review of medical case with specialists
  • Work with families to help them understand their financial obligations; IPS is a liaison with third party payers and insurers
  • Facilitate the patient’s initial appointment and provide visa letters
  • Provide information about lodging and accommodations

  • Offer suggestions for places to worship, bank, shop, and dine
  • Coordinate patients’ medical care, including follow-up appointments, procedures, equipment, and medications
  • Prepare families to return home
  • Provide copies of medical records, radiology imaging studies, and test results that occurred during treatment at CHOP

In addition to the advanced specialty services below, CHOP has world-leading medical expertise in cancer care, cardiology, genetics, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonary medicine, rehabilitation medicine, and urology.

Cancer Immunotherapy Program: CHOP doctors and researchers have developed the first clinical trials for an immunotherapy known as chimeric antigen receptor (“CAR”) T-Cell therapy for children with advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Center of Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment: CHOP offers specialized care to mothers carrying fetuses with known birth defects who require fetal surgery and treatment before and/or after birth

Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center: CHOP treats children with medical and surgical congenital hyperinsulinism, caring for over 800 children and performing over 450 pancreatectomies

Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions: CHOP experts developed the first advanced imaging and interventional technologies that map the anatomy of the lymphatic system to identify and manage chronic conditions using minimally invasive treatments

Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Annually, approximately 1,400 children with IBD travel from around the world to CHOP, where they receive the latest treatments and intensive support from our multidisciplinary team

Proton Therapy Center: This innovative form of radiation treatment allows for more conformed radiation doses delivered to cancerous tumors, which spares healthy tissue

Service Lines

  • Cardiac
  • Dermatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Endocrinology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience (Neurology & Neurosurgery)
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Primary Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Transplant
  • Urology

International Solutions

Our International Medical Educational programs are aimed at individual and group learning and are tailored to the learners’ objectives. Training can take place in Philadelphia on CHOP’s campus or at international sites around the globe. For further information about our educational offerings for our international colleagues, please visit our website.

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