Moving to North Texas?

Moving to North Texas?


Why Children’s Health℠?

By your side®, for the big move. Just the thought of moving to North Texas can be overwhelming. Add children into the mix, and your stress level can double. What school will they attend? Will they fit in with the other kids? Will you find a trustworthy pediatrician?

From moving day, to moving into your new home, to moving pediatricians, Children’s Health is by your side® every step of the way. For more than 100 years, we’ve been making life better for children and families of North Texas. Now as a health care system, we’ve expanded our expert care to provide more services in more places than ever before.

We believe that your children deserve the best care, and we want to make them feel right at home. That’s why we offer a full range of pediatric health, wellness and acute care services across three hospitals, 24/7 emergency services, multiple specialty centers, surgery centers, imaging centers and primary care practices across North Texas.With so many locations, we’re able to serve hundreds of thousands of families each year – with different conditions and different backgrounds. So no matter what language you speak, the composition of your family or the severity of your child’s condition, we are here to serve all families.

Our translation services can speak to you in over 100 different languages. We can help your family with everything from a common cold to a rare cancerous tumor to autism and developmental disabilities to depression and anxiety. It’s our goal to offer each and every family the best health care possible. But don’t take our word for it; let the facts speak for themselves.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recognized among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years
  • Highest level of trauma care in North Texas as a Level I Trauma Center
  • Only pediatric hospital in the country with eight disease-specific care certifications from The Joint Commission for conditions like asthma, autism and diabetes
  • Recipient of the prestigious Magnet designation for nursing excellence received by less than 7% of hospitals

Explore Our Specialties

50+ specialties. One award-winning health system

We understand how stressful moving can be, let alone moving with a child that requires special health care. Rest assured we treat the vast majority of pediatric patients in the Dallas area, so we spend a lot of time with families who have similar health care requirements as your kids.

We focus on providing not only the best medical care but also on doing everything we can to ease the concerns that come with having a sick or injured child. From a simple throat exam to specialized treatments in cancer and heart disease to autism and developmental disabilities and more, our pediatric specialists have your special needs covered for the move.

Learn about all of the departments & programs in which Children’s Health continues to excel, as well as the programs that are unique to us.

  • Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • ARCH (At Risk Children) Center
  • Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Center for Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Complex Care Medical Services
  • Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • Endocrinology (including our transgender program GENECIS)
  • Fetal Neonatal
  • Foster Care
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics
  • Gynecology
  • Heart Center
  • Home Care
  • Nephrology (including the only Pediatric Transverse Myelitis Program in the nation)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (including our Children’s Health Andrews Institute under the direction of the renowned James Andrews, M.D.)
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
  • Psychiatry and Psychology (including an Eating Disorder Program for boys and girls)
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep
  • Transplant Program (including heart, kidney, liver and intestine)
  • Urology
Convenient Locations

Care you can count on close to home.

When your child is injured, sick – or even well, we’re right there for you, right in your backyard. Children’s Health has more than 40 locations across North Texas that offer a full range of care. From hospitals, pediatric practices, rehabilitation facilities and a designated imaging center, we’re offering more services to more children in more places than ever before. It’s care you can count on when and where you need it most. Find a location near you.

Get Involved

Making a big difference for even the smallest patients.

At Children’s Health, it’s our mission to make life better for children, and we offer a number of ways for families to contribute to the community of North Texas. From toy drives for our patients during the holidays to family-friendly events, Children’s Health is dedicated to helping build a strong community.

Community Opportunities
Children’s Health holds a variety of community events each year to bring together the families of North Texas. Come out for a ride, run and some fun with your neighbors. Or get involved in one of our many community health care events.

There’s nothing more rewarding than bringing a smile to a young face. At Children’s Health, we do just that with over 1,000 volunteers, including former patients, parents, caring seniors, supportive students, community groups and more. If you’re ready to make a difference in a child’s life, volunteer at Children’s Health.

See what our volunteers are doing to make a difference.

Children’s Medical Center Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for Children’s Health. The Foundation partners with individual donors, corporations and organizations to help the comprehensive team of physicians, scientists and medical professionals fulfill our mission to make life better for children.

Get involved in our fundraising events and memberships.

Join one of our philanthropic organizations.

Stay connected with the latest Children’s Medical Center Foundation news.

Expert Doctors

Your go-to pediatric physicians

When you move, finding the perfect pediatrician, specialist or network of doctors that not only accepts your insurance but also understands your kids can seem like a daunting task. Your kids are so comfortable with their current doctor. How will they ever be replaced? We’re here to help you research trustworthy physicians based on your family’s health care needs.


Children’s Health provides care through 50 pediatric specialty programs, ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatments in heart disease, endocrinology and cystic fibrosis. Find a specialist near you for all your child’s health care needs.

Primary Care

Children’s Health Pediatric Group is a network of 18 pediatric primary care offices located throughout North Texas specializing in health care for newborns, infants and children through age 18. Call 844-4CHILDRENS (844-424-4537) to find the pediatrician closest to you, or visit our website.

Network of Community Physicians

Pediatric Partners by Children’s Health is a network of more than 300 independent general pediatricians and pediatric specialists joined together to improve the health care quality and patient experience of children in North Texas. Click here to access a provider directory.

Community Health Programs

Caring for your kids in their homes, schools and community

Children’s Health is your family’s partner in making a seamless transition to your new home. We understand that your family’s needs extend beyond the walls of a doctor’s office or hospital. As you learn about your new community and need resources for your family, you’ll discover we’re by your side® at all times.

As an integrated system, Children’s Health brings our award-winning pediatric care straight to you where and when you need it most. This means we’re here for North Texas families, and we’ll be here for you in your new community, in your child’s new school and in your new house as you make it a home.

From in-home asthma management care, healthy lifestyle programs, mental health services and well-child care to innovative solutions like school-based telehealth and virtual visits, Children’s Health is your family’s ally – for the big things, the little things and everything in between.

Below, you can learn more about some of our key community health programs and find resources for your family’s specific needs.

Asthma Management Program
Programa de Manejo de Asma

My Asthma Pal App

Weight Management Program
Programa de Control de Peso

Family Cooking Classes
Clase de cocina de la familia

Health and Wellness Alliance for Children

Behavioral Health
Programa de Salud del Comportamiento

Home Care

School-Based Telehealth
Servicio Electronico Telehealth

After-School Healthy Lifestyle Program
Programa Después de Clases estilo de vida saludable

Your Questions Answered

Ease your health care concerns

FAQs: We know you probably have lots of questions as you move.

I’m concerned that my recent move will be difficult on my child. Can you offer any suggestions for how to help ease the transition?

Every child is different and will handle change in his or her own unique way. Here are a few tips to help your child cope with a big move and new environment:

  • Be supportive, ask open-ended questions and acknowledge any anxiety, anger or sadness. For example: “I know moving is hard for you. It sounds like you’re upset. What do you think might be hardest for you?”
    Or try a more specific question like, “I wonder if you might miss your friends?” or “I wonder if you’re afraid you might have trouble making new friends?”
  • Set an example by modeling healthy coping behavior, including admitting your feelings about the move and demonstrating how to deal with those feelings in a healthy way.
  • Modify your expectations and be flexible with plans during stressful periods.
  • Remind your child, particularly your teen, of his or her personality strengths and how those strengths can be used to make friends quickly in the neighborhood and at school.

My children will need a new primary care physician. What’s the easiest way for me to find one that’s available and located nearby?

The Children’s Health℠ system offers a broad network of health care providers dedicated to delivering you and your family award-winning pediatric care. 

For starters, you can explore the Children’s Health Pediatric Group – a network of 20 pediatric primary care offices located throughout North Texas specializing in health care for newborns, infants and children through age 18.

Additionally, Pediatric Partners by Children’s Health is a network of more than 300 independent general pediatricians and pediatric specialists joined together to improve the health care quality and patient experience of children in North Texas.

When I move, will my health insurance be accepted at Children’s Health?

This will ultimately depend on which insurance carrier you select and which primary care provider you choose. Children’s Health has agreements with all of the major national insurance carriers, and services performed at our facilities will likely be covered. 

My child is living with a chronic condition (asthma, diabetes, sickle cell, autism, food allergies, etc.). Is there a way to find out if Children’s Health has services to help them?

Children’s Health offers care in more than 50 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, and is ranked among the best in the nation in 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Explore all of our departments and programs

My child suffers from severe seasonal allergies. Does Children’s Health provide services for children with allergies?

During certain times of the year, particularly spring and fall, North Texas air can contain high levels of allergens. Fortunately, Children’s Health Allergy and Immunology program can help you and your child address allergic conditions and stay virtually sneeze-free.

My child has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Does Children’s Health have services that can help our family manage his condition?

The Children’s Health Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is an interdisciplinary program offering comprehensive patient care for individuals with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

English is not my household’s preferred language. Does Children’s Health have resources to help us communicate with our child’s health care provider?

Good communication between health care professionals, patients and their families is vital to providing quality care. Language Access Services at Children’s Health provides families interpreting services for limited-English proficiency patients and members of their families.

Spanish interpreters are on staff, in person, 24/7 at Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and interpreting services are available via phone or video for more than 100 other languages at all of our other facilities.

What kind of career opportunities does Children’s Health provide?

Children’s Health is always looking for great people to help us fulfill our mission to make life better for Children. Check out our current openings on our career page.

Does Children’s Health have any programs specifically geared toward teenagers?

In addition to our primary care physicians, the Children’s Health Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) specialty program provides comprehensive care to male and female patients 11 to 21 years of age.

Stay Connected

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Join Our Team

Working at Children’s Health

We know contemplating moving is big decision. Not only are you moving houses, you might be moving jobs. If you or your significant other is looking for a job in the DFW area, Children’s Health is a great place to enhance your career.

From clinical health care staff to marketing specialists, IT experts, food service assistants, administrative employees and more, Children’s Health is constantly looking for exceptional people. It takes a team with a variety of skills and experiences to deliver the best care to our patients and their families and make life better for children.

If you or your significant other is looking for an amazing team and a health system to call home, we hope you’ll consider joining our team of dedicated professionals – all working together to make life better for children.

Check out our current career opportunities and begin exploring your next career move by clicking here.