At Methodist Children's Hospital, we offer a 24-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with in-house, board-certified pediatric intensivists and specialty-trained pediatric intensive care nurses available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide children in the San Antonio area with compassionate and high-level care, including respiratory therapy, bedside surgical procedures and advanced radiology.

To learn more about our PICU services and visitor guidelines, please call (210) 575-7120.

Our children's intensive care services

Our multidisciplinary PICU team uses the most advanced equipment and procedures to care for and monitor critically ill children. We offer a wide range of pediatric intensive care services, including:

  • Technologically advanced radiology
  • Bedside surgical procedures
  • Conventional and non-conventional mechanical ventilator
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Life support
  • Cardiac and respiratory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Subspecialty physician services for babies with rare congenital conditions

Methodist Healthcare's PICU provides a range of pediatric intensive care services for patients in San Antonio.

Pediatric transport teams

We also provide transport teams through Methodist AirCare™ to bring critically ill children to our PICU. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes expert medical crews and transport teams.

Getting to the pediatric ICU

We are located on the fifth floor of the children's tower. You may park at one of our three parking garages or use our valet service. We offer open visitation as long as the patient is in stable condition. Parents of patients must notify the PICU staff of any outside visitors before their arrival.

PICU at Methodist Healthcare

The pediatric intensive care unit provides specialized treatment and equipment to critically ill children. Physicians and nurses in the PICU are specially trained in pediatrics, so they are able to provide children with the highest quality care.

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