The Department of Pediatrics is a regional (and national) referral and consultation center that provides comprehensive pediatric care. Our physicians are internationally recognized for their treatment of such diseases as cystic fibrosis, diabetes, growth disorders, childhood cancers, primary hypertension, asthma and diseases of the newborn, as well as many other conditions that affect children from birth to age 21.
FOR APPOINTMENTS, CALL TOLL-FREE:
PATIENTS AND PARENTS, 1-888-503-2237
PHYSICIANS, 1-800-678-4357, see Referral Information
We treat many patients from outside the region and outside United States. For North American referrals, physicians may call the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Doctors Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627).
Patients in the continental United States may refer to Family and Guest Services for assistance with lodging.
Physicians and patients from countries outside of the United States may view a complete list of our Centers of Excellence available for International Healthcare Referrals or physicians may contact us by email, with a short summary of the patient's diagnosis and your initial treatment plan. We will forward this summary to the right department for review and follow-up. Although English is preferred, you may email in your own language.
Please visit Division Phone and Fax Numbers for a list of appointment numbers and fax numbers for our outpatient offices.
The Department of Pediatrics is located within the St. Louis Children's Hospital which together with Washington University Medical Center provide modern medical and surgical facilities. There are 87 physicians in our department who provide clinical care and consultation to children needing hospital care as well as those in the ambulatory care (outpatient) settings.
We strive in every way possible to center our activity around the real needs of children and their families.
In addition to the services provided by the distinct divisions within the departments (listed below), multiple services are coordinated in the Adolescent Center, the Burn Center, the Diagnostic Center, the Pediatric Epilepsy Center, the Cerebral Palsy Center and the Kidney, Lung, Liver and Heart Transplantation Programs. The division also oversees the operation of a pediatric multi-specialty office at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St Louis County where many pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialists treat ambulatory patients.
Some of our patients also rely on the services of the Procedure Center and the Infusion and Dialysis Center of St. Louis Children's Hospital. Patients receive specialized diagnostic services through the Washington University Division of Pediatric Radiology, the Cardiology Heart Station, the EEG Laboratory, and the clinical chemistry, immunology, hematology, microbiology and virology laboratories.
Research Activities: Our efforts to find cures for diseases that affect children will be greatly enhanced when we move into the new 220,000 sq. ft McDonnell Pediatric Research Building this year. This state-of-the-art biomedical research facility will house all of the research laboratories of the Department of Pediatrics in an atmosphere solely devoted to fostering research excellence.
Click here for links to the web sites in the Department of Pediatrics, which provide more information about the services of the specialty divisons.