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Arizona Children's Center

Treatments and Services

MIHS provides a range of treatments – from primary care to burn and trauma care – for your little ones and/or your not-so-little ones. Our Children’s Center is staffed and equipped to provide the best care and treatment for your child.

Pediatric Unit - The Pediatric Unit provides inpatient services for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. A team of pediatricians (pediatric hospitalists) provide 24 hour availability and work with sub-specialists in the following areas: pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, pediatric neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, ophthalmology, pediatric infectious disease, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric rheumatology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric pulmonology, adolescent medicine, psychiatry and pediatric development/behavior and pediatric burn and trauma.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - The 12-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides tertiary critical inpatient services for neonates, infants, children and adolescents. Pediatric intensivists are available 24-hours a day for pediatric patients needing critical care. All of the sub-specialists listed above are available as well to provide care in the PICU.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
 - The 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides tertiary critical inpatient services for neonates who are born in the hospital and babies transported in from anywhere in the southwest. Neonatologists provide 24-hour availability for the neonatal patients.

Pediatric Emergency Department
 - The Pediatric Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children from birth to 18 years of age. Care is provided by pediatricians specializing in pediatric emergency medicine.

Pediatric Burn and Trauma - Pediatric burn and trauma care is provided through the Arizona Burn Center, Arizona's only burn center and the second largest in the country. Trauma care is provided through our Trauma Center. Care is provided by physician specialists in the areas of burn, trauma and emergency medicine.

Primary Care/ Pediatric Clinic: - Pediatric care is provided in the Pediatric Clinic in our Community Health Center (CHC) building, Monday through Friday for patients from birth to 18 years of age. Care is provided by pediatricians specializing in primary care and the multiple sub-specialists listed in the pediatrics unit description.

Primary Care/ Preventative Pediatric Care:
- Primary care is provided at ten of MIHS’ community Family Health Centers (FHC) throughout Maricopa County. Pediatricians practice at our South Central FHC, Mesa FHC, Maryvale FHC and Chandler FHC. Pediatric dental services are provided in the CHC.

Child Life Specialists- "Kid friendly Guides to the Hospital World"! Armed with a strong background in child development and family systems, child life specialists promote effective coping through play, preparation, education and self-expression activities. They provide emotional support for families and encourage optimum development of children facing a broad range of challenging experiences.

Child life line: 602-344-1133 

Child life coordinator: 602-344-1844

Lactation Consultation - Lactation consultants are available to assist mothers with any breastfeeding issues encountered during their child's hospitalization. 

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