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Pediatric Speech Services Now Available at UPMC Children’s Specialty Care Center in Cumberland


UPMC Western Maryland is excited to announce the expansion of services at the UPMC Children’s Specialty Care Center in Cumberland to include pediatric speech therapy.  The center, located on the first floor of the John Heights Medical Building at 625 Kent Avenue in Cumberland, now provides the following pediatric speech therapy services:

  • Articulation and phonological disorders
  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Motor speech disorders such as apraxia of speech and dysarthria
  • Pragmatic and social skills
  • Fluency
  • Feeding/swallowing

Our speech-language pathologists hold certificates of clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and are licensed by the state of Maryland to treat children struggling with development of speech, language, and swallowing abilities.

Speech therapy referrals can be made by calling 240-964-1800 and selecting option 1, or by faxing a referral form to 240-964-1801.

“UPMC Western Maryland is fortunate to add speech therapy to the list of services we are able to provide children right here in our community,” said James Karstetter, UPMC Western Maryland chief nursing officer and vice president, Patient Care Services. “UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is consistently recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and as we add programs like speech therapy, we are meeting the needs of our youngest patients close to home.”

In addition to speech therapy, the following pediatric specialties are accepting new patients at UPMC Children’s Specialty Care Center located on the first floor of the Johnson Heights Medical Building.

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology

Each of these specialties is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, most recently for 2022-23.

Referrals for these specialties may be made by calling 412-692-7337. For more information about the pediatric services offered in our region, please visit: or call 240-964-4288.