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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions: All Inpatient Pediatric Care has been put on hold until further notice. For more information, call 866.600.CARE.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UI Health provides specialized care for children with severe respiratory, circulatory, or neurological problems, including children who have undergone transplantation, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, and other surgical procedures. We also provide management of emergencies ranging from allergic reactions to broken bones to complex illnesses. Our 24-bed PICU is among the handful of medical centers in Chicago and Illinois to be designated a Pediatric Critical Care Center.

Our Pediatric Intensive Care team comprises pediatric critical care physicians, intensive care unit nurses, respiratory therapists, and intensive care pharmacists to deliver and monitor care for children with urgent medical needs. We also provide access to Child Life Specialists; occupational, physical, and speech therapists; dietitians; and psychiatrists to fully attend to your child's needs.

In a newly renovated treatment room, doctors and nurses are able to perform many procedures that used to be done bedside. Doing procedures in the treatment room helps minimize patient pain and results in a more positive healthcare experience.

PICU Special Events

Our staff is committed to ensuring your child has the most positive experience while staying with us. Regular special events that take place in the PICU include:

  • Pet therapy
  • Movie nights
  • Snow City Arts
  • Special groups/entertainers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Handmade blanket delivery
  • Donations

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment, please fill out the online form or call 312.996.7416.

View our clinic locations and get directions to UI Health here.