The Pediatric Specialty Clinic (PSC) was remodeled and expanded to better meet the needs of our patients, families, and care team. The first half of the renovated space opened on Aug. 14, 2017. The second half of the remodeled space will opened on Sept. 10, 2018. There are 54 exam rooms.

The PSC entrance is located near the Level 2 connector bridge that links UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The PSC is now just steps away from the children’s hospital.

Benefits of the Remodeled PSC

  • Use of onstage (public) areas and offstage areas (staff only) to enhance privacy, reduce noise, and free up hallways for patients and families
  • Larger exam rooms to enhance families’ comfort
  • Play area
  • Three treatment rooms for non-sedated procedures
  • Additional restrooms
  • Larger exercise lab with all-new equipment
  • Five rooms that can be used for echocardiograms
  • Larger pulmonary function area
  • Convenient access to the outpatient retail pharmacy on Level 2 of University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  • Easy access to and from Parking Ramp 2 via Elevator South

Design Enhancements

  • Calm, soothing atmosphere, fully integrated with the design of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  • Easy navigation—exam rooms are divided into pods (sections) identified by letters of the alphabet
  • Private check-out spaces
  • Expanded “pause,” or lounge areas, including:
    • Comfortable, family-friendly furniture
    •  Interactive walls to distract and entertain patients and families
    • Windows to let in natural light and provide views
  • Accent lights in ceilings of exam rooms that offer distraction and warmth
  • Smoother work flows for the care team, leading to greater efficiency and collaboration

Getting to the PSC

Recommended Route

  1. Families should park in Parking Ramp 2
  2. Take Elevator South in Parking Ramp 2 and push the “G” button
  3. Take a left to enter Level 1 (Gerdin Family Lobby) of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  4. Just past the information desk are the public elevators. Take them to Level 2.
  5. Arrive on Level 2. Take a left and cross the short connector bridge.
  6. The new entrance to the PSC will be on your left, immediately after the connector bridge. 

Alternative Route

  1. Families should park in Parking Ramp 2
  2. Take Elevator South in Parking Ramp 2 and push the “G” button
  3. Take a left to enter Level 1 (Gerdin Family Lobby) of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  4. Turn left and walk into UI Hospitals & Clinics to Elevator I
  5. Take Elevator I to Level 2. Follow the hallway towards UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
  6. The new entrance to the PSC will be on your right, immediately before the connector bridge.