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A Continuum of Care

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At Children’s Health℠ we provide care across the continuum, from the primary care office to the hospital and back to the home. We’re not only here for your child in an emergency, but also through chronic illnesses that may require management from birth into adulthood.

Primary care

The Children’s Health℠ Pediatric Group serves as a primary care medical home for families in more than 16 different locations. Children’s Health Pediatric Group offices are open to all children and accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Services include

  • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pediatric illnesses
  • Newborn care
  • Well-child exams
  • Immunizations
  • Asthma management
  • Care coordination

Emergency care

The Children’s Health Emergency Department is located in a state-of-the-art facility. Our emergency department is staffed round-the-clock by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine specialists, and a wide range of other pediatric specialists are available as needed. We provide comprehensive emergent and urgent care for infants, children and adolescents.

Children’s Health is the first pediatric hospital in Texas with a designated Level I Trauma Center. Approximately 1,300 injured children are admitted annually. We manage children with injuries from admission through rehabilitation and integration back into the community.

Hospital care

Between our two main campuses, Children’s Health is licensed for 616 beds, including 490 beds at the main campus, 72 beds at Children’s Health in Plano and 54 beds at the Our Children's House facility in Dallas. Between all of our facilities, we receive nearly 700,000 patient visits annually, from all 50 states and around the world. We also have:

  • 71 dedicated pediatric intensive care unit beds, making us one of Texas’ largest ICUs just for children
  • 28 of the largest, most technologically advanced operating rooms available in pediatrics today
  • A 20-bed dedicated pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, the largest heart center for children in North Texas
  • A combined total of more than 2.2 million square feet and 193 acres across our campuses

Home care

The goal of our Home Care program is to transition your child from the hospital to the home as soon as it is safely possible. Home Care allows your child to go home to familiar surroundings, yet have continuing access to high-quality care outside of the hospital.

Some of the services provided by Home Care include

  • Skilled nursing: Provides intermittent visits for skilled services such as IV infusion therapy, tracheostomy care, G-tube care, ostomy care, central line/PICC care, wound care, diabetic care, pre- and post-operative care and catheter care.
  • Occupational therapy: Helps to improve fine motor skills, sensory integration, self-care skills and activities of daily living.
  • Physical therapy: Helps to improve gross motor development, balance and strength, coordination, functional mobility and ambulation.
  • Speech therapy: Helps with speech and language, feeding and swallowing difficulty and cognitive and social deficits.
  • Clinical respiratory services: Provides respiratory equipment and education.

Care for chronic conditions

At Children’s Health, we provide ongoing care for many chronic conditions:

Asthma

The Asthma Management Program at Children’s Health is an outpatient educational program that helps parents and caregivers learn how to manage their child’s asthma. The program focuses on asthma education and self-management skills, and it integrates care between providers and caregivers. The partnership with the referring provider is a key component of the program.

Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities through the integration of cutting-edge research, comprehensive clinical care and first-rate training of the next generation of scientists and care providers.

The CADD evaluates children who have a suspected autism spectrum disorder with a focus on early detection and offers comprehensive clinical services including intake, psychological testing, diagnosis and treatment

Cancer

The After the Cancer Experience (ACE) program at Children's Medical Center provides long-term monitoring for children, adolescents and young adult survivors of childhood cancer. We believe that cancer survivors require special care and resources that are customized for their unique medical and psychological needs.

Diabetes

The mission of our Diabetes Education Program is to provide state-of-the-art diabetes education and management to families in the North Texas area. We use a team approach that includes a variety of healthcare specialists to address the needs of children with diabetes.

Eating disorders

The Center for Pediatric Eating Disorders at Children's is the only facility in Texas and the multi-state area that offers a full continuum of specialized services for children and adolescents with eating disorders. Specializing in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other eating-related illnesses, the center has been serving the community for more than 20 years.

Epilepsy

Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to epilepsy care for children with seizures and seizure disorders. These specialists work together to meet the full range of epilepsy care needs.

Kidney Disease

The Nephrology Department at Children’s Health provides specialized full-spectrum services for children with congenital and acquired kidney-related conditions and disorders from newborn to age 21. Our department is one of the largest pediatric nephrology departments in the United States and the largest in North Texas.

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