Children's at Dallas

About the Dallas Campus

Children's Medical Center Dallas is our system's main campus, located at 1935 Medical District Drive in the Southwestern Medical District in the heart of Dallas. It is home to the only academic healthcare system in North Texas dedicated exclusively to comprehensive care of children ages birth to 18.

Like our whole system, our downtown campus has been built with patients and families in mind. The campus offers families and visitor several amenities, including the tranquil Haggerty Chapel, a cafeteria with multiple dining options, family resource libraries, Starbucks coffee shops, ATMs and a full-service gift shop. Services such as child life, guest relations, pastoral care and social work help families address the unique concerns that come with having a hospitalized child.

A new front entrance at Children's makes it easier than ever for patients to access our state-of-the-art pediatric care. The covered four-lane driveway off Medical District Drive leads guests directly to the front doorstep of the hospital, only a few steps away from the admitting area.

  • 487 beds
  • 334 Pediatric
  • 24 medical/surgical
  • 65 Critical care
  • 36 NICU
  • 12-bed psych unit
  • more than 50 outpatient specialty centers
  • state-of-the-art emergency center

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Inpatient Facility

At Children's Dallas, we receive more than 360,000 patient visits each year ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology, organ transplantation and cystic fibrosis. Licensed for 487 beds, the inpatient portion of our hospital provides patients and families with comfort and conveniences during their stay. All rooms include a place for a family member to spend the night with a child. The hospital has four specialized critical care units, including a neonatal ICU. The main campus also is home to the first designated Level I trauma center for pediatrics in Texas, demonstrating our commitment to the highest level of care for children as well as our dedication to research, advocacy and education.

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Surgery and Day Surgery

When we opened our pediatric day surgery program in 1968, it was the first ever in the nation. The Children's medical staff includes a broad spectrum of pediatric-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists who specialize in caring for children. Patients scheduled for a preoperative clinic visit are seen by a nurse practitioner and anesthesiologist for a history and physical before surgery to assure they are healthy and ready for surgery. To help alleviate the fear of surgery, our child life specialists conduct medical child play therapy with patients before surgery and provide parents and patients an opportunity to ask questions about the surgery. Surgeries range from straight forward, same-day workups to pre-scheduled, multi-system operations.

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