Dell Children's Medical Center

Dell Children's Medical Center

  • Hospital/Medical Center
  • Specialty Care
  • Emergency Care
  • Emergency Care - Pediatrics


Open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week


About Us

Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only free-standing children’s hospital and the only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center in Central Texas.

As part of our work to keep patients and families safe, Ascension has updated the visitor plan at Dell Children’s. We continue to watch and update the plan to reduce the risks from coronavirus (COVID-19) and other yearly respiratory illnesses. During this time, visitors in the hospital will be limited. To provide a safe environment for our patients, families and staff, we ask visitors not to visit if they are exhibiting any symptoms of illness. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while caring for our patients and families.

Please click here for the temporary visitor guidelines 

In Austin, Texas, Dell Children’s Medical Center is a full-service specialty care hospital and Emergency Department dedicated to caring for kids. We are the only free-standing children’s hospital and the only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. We have the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs in Central Texas. Whether it’s pediatric doctors for cancer, heart, brain or spine, your child always has access to the care they need, when they need it. Our children’s hospital was designed with children and families in mind. Colorful waiting areas and exam rooms help put your child at ease, and we use specially designed equipment made just for children. When you choose Dell Children’s for your child’s care, you have the convenience of seeing your child’s doctor and having labs, diagnostic tests, x-rays and imaging all performed on the same campus.

If your child is experiencing an emergency, call 911 or go to the ER.

Advanced care, when your child needs it

At Dell Children’s, our compassionate care teams are ready to care for your child. If you have a newborn who is premature or needs extra care, we have a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). This means we deliver the highest level of care and surgery for newborn babies. For other emergencies, Dell Children’s is a Level I pediatric trauma Center, which means we deliver the highest-level pediatric emergency care possible. We know emergencies can be scary for kids, so we have kid-friendly waiting areas and exams rooms. Our doctors and care teams are specifically trained to deliver care for the unique needs of children.

Specialty pediatric care, close to home

At Dell Children’s, we know that the needs of children are different than adults. That’s why we have specialty care programs designed to meet the special needs of children. For neurological conditions such as seizures, our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) is the only dedicated pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit in Central Texas. And as a Level IV Epilepsy Center, our care team delivers the highest level of care. If your child has a heart condition or needs a heart transplant, we are the only program in Central Texas delivering care for children with complex and progressive heart failure, including heart transplant. If you have a child with a blood disorder or cancer, we’re the only comprehensive children's cancer center in Central Texas. Dell Children’s also offers the only pediatric mental health unit connected to a children’s hospital in the region. We deliver advanced care and offer a healing place for a child’s mind, body and spirit.

Our other pediatric specialty programs include:

  • Asthma, allergy and immunology
  • Behavioral health
  • Cardiovascular
  • Craniofacial and reconstructive plastic surgery (cleft lip and palate care)
  • Dermatology
  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Emergency
  • Endocrinology
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Genetics
  • Heart failure and transplant
  • Hearing loss
  • Hematology and oncology (blood and cancer care)
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Mental Health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Dell Children’s expansion to north Austin

Kids aren’t the only ones who grow. We’re expanding to keep up with the growth of Central Texas! Dell Children’s is building a new pediatric hospital in north Austin and adding some exciting new services to our current campus.

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