UPMC Children's Community Pediatrics – South Hills, Waterdam Office

CCP - South Hills, Waterdam Office
159 Waterdam Road
Suite 220
McMurray ,  PA   15317

Primary Contact: 724-969-6970
Fax: 724-969-6975
Billing: 1-888-857-7646

Established in 1979, UPMC CCP – South Hills has been providing pediatric care to children and teens throughout the Pittsburgh area. With two office locations – Bethel Park and Waterdam – we are available when your family needs us most.

At UPMC CCP – South Hills, we believe in preventive health care, with a strong emphasis on patient and parent education. We follow the recommendations of the American Board of Pediatrics for routine check-ups, immunizations, diagnostic screenings and appropriate counseling at each age period, from birth through adolescence.

By functioning as your Primary Care Medical Home, UPMC CCP – South Hills puts your child at the center of health care decision-making. Your chosen pediatrician, along with the rest of our office staff, will work in partnership with your family to coordinate and personalize care. Your provider will also work with you and your child to establish a unique care management plan.

As a part of the UPMC CCP network, and under the leadership and guiding principles of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC CCP – South Hills is dedicated to offering exceptional pediatric care, right in your community.

Appointments and Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Review our Extended Office Hours Policy.

Walk-in Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 to 10 a.m.
Saturday: 8 to 11 a.m. (Bethel Park office only)

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General Office Information

After-Hours Care

We make ourselves available to keep your children at their best. If your child is experiencing sick symptoms outside of typical office hours, consider utilizing our after-hours services below.

Children’s Nurse Triage and Advice Line

If you have a concern about your child’s health, we encourage you to contact our office. The on-duty nurse can provide medical advice and connect you with a pediatrician should you need further assistance. The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

UPMC Children’s Express Care

By visiting UPMC Children’s Express Care, our after-hours clinic, your child will receive the same specialized pediatric care you’ve come to expect from your UPMC CCP pediatrician. Open conveniently on evenings and weekends, your child can receive care for minor injuries and illnesses when your pediatrician’s office is closed for the day. Learn more about our services or find a location near you.

In the case of a serious emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.


Once you have delivered your baby, please tell the hospital staff which UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics’ office you have chosen for your baby’s care. Depending upon the hospital, either a member of the UPMC CCP care team or a hospital-based pediatrician will examine your baby before they leave the hospital.

Remember to call your CCP office before leaving the hospital to schedule your baby’s first check-up with us. We will see your baby in our office as soon as necessary after hospital discharge, typically within two to three days.

New Patients

Our office is always accepting new patients. Whether you’re joining us from another pediatric office, or you are welcoming a newborn into the world, UPMC CCP is always happy to make your child a part of the UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics network. Call 724-969-6970 to schedule an initial visit.

Consent to Treat

Pennsylvania law requires all children under the age of 18 to be accompanied by an adult for each CCP office visit. Adults other than the patient’s biological parent or legal guardian will need to complete a Medical Consent Authorization form prior to the appointment. Some exceptions may apply. Please contact our office should you have any questions.

Billing & Insurance

Our billing is centralized through our Administrative office in Wexford, Pa. Should you have specific questions regarding your bill, please call 1-888-857-7646 or email your questions to CCPBilling@chp.edu.

Learn more about our billing services and insurances we accept.


UPMC CCP – South Hills, Waterdam Office requests a 5 to 7 day turnaround time for all completed form. We will make every effort to complete your forms just as soon as possible. Forms requested during an in-office appointment will be completed at the time of the visit. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance and cooperation.

History of Our Practice

UPMC CCP - South Hills is one of the original five founding practices of UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics, established in 1996.

Our practice began as a solo general practice started after World War II by a Robert MacDonald, MD in Dormont. He was joined in 1979 by Robert Argentine Jr., MD — a former patient — and then by Chuck Silverstein, MD in 1981. The original office was located at the corner of Washington Road and Highland Road in Bethel Park. Since then, the practice has grown significantly, adding a second office in the 1990s.

We continue to welcome new patients of all ages at both of our locations. Our office procedures are designed to provide a safe in-person experience for all patients and family members. In addition, we also offer video visits when appropriate. Through our affiliation with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, our patients receive access to an array of specialty care including behavioral health services provided right within our offices.

From our small beginnings, our general pediatric practice has been in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh for many decades. Our providers through the years have remained committed to our mission statement of providing quality and convenient pediatric care to our families. Families can rely on our combined clinical experience and expertise in well child care, and managing behavioral problems for children and young adults, from birth through college age.

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