Having access to expert pediatric care close to home is a priority for every parent. HCA Houston Healthcare offers facilities all over the Houston area, so your child is never far away from the care they need. We provide a number of specialized pediatric services, including access to our pediatric intensive care units and designated pediatric emergency rooms. We also offer emergency air transportation for newborns and pediatric patients in need of a higher level of care.

Choosing a pediatrician for your child is vital to ensure they receive their annual checkups, vaccinations and have a place to go for minor illnesses. If your child is admitted to an HCA Houston hospital, we work to inform your pediatrician about diagnosis and treatment plans so they can provide the necessary follow-up care for your child. We recommend that you choose a pediatrician for your child by the 35th week of pregnancy.

HCA Houston pediatric services

When your child visits one of our hospitals, you can feel confident they have direct access to a wide range of specialty physicians trained in pediatric care. In addition to our community hospital locations, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas - Pediatric Center offers full-service care for children and teens. The state-of-the-art facility provides a 14 bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, dedicated pediatric emergency room, and an 18 bed medical/surgical unit providing diagnosis, treatment and surgical care in a number of pediatric specialties.

Across our family of hospitals, we offer pediatric care in the following specialties:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious disease
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

Neonatal care

Pediatric care begins when your child is born. Some newborns may require care by one of our neonatologists directly following birth. Across our family of hospitals, we provide intermediate and advanced neonatal care at our Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). We are able to provide our tiniest patients with the highest level of care available for newborns at our Level IV NICU located at The Woman's Hospital of Texas. This advanced care nursery has the equipment to care for the sickest of babies as well as access to a full range of healthcare providers, including pediatric subspecialists and specialized nurses. In the case that babies born at an HCA Houston hospital need to be transferred a higher level NICU, HCA Houston AirLIFE provides neonatal transport to get them safely there.

Pediatric emergency care

We provide pediatric emergency care in a safe, comfortable, child-friendly environment. Our pediatric ERs at HCA Houston Clear Lake, HCA Houston Kingwood and The Woman's Hospital of Texas offer specialized care in the case your little one is experiencing a high fever, broken bone, or another condition that requires immediate attention.

Pediatric teams include board-certified pediatricians, ER physicians, and specialists, as well as registered nurses skilled in communicating with and caring for children.