St. Louis Children's Hospital offers the most comprehensive and experienced pediatric and newborn transport service in the Midwest, completing more than 2,500 trips each year.

Each transport mission is tailored to meet the needs of the child being transported and is staffed by a specially trained medical team. The team typically consists of two registered nurses and a paramedic. Depending upon the needs of the child, the team may also include a physician or other specialist.

Our dedicated team is available 24/7 to provide a bridge of intensive care en route to St. Louis Children's Hospital or while returning from treatment.

The team is also available to provide educational programs to referring hospitals.

How to Make a Referral

Transportation appointments are made only by a referral from a physician.

Physicians should call our referral line, Children’s Direct, at 1.800.678.4357 to make a referral.

Why Choose Our Transport Services?

Our high volume of transfers gives us the expertise to stabilize children and newborns for transport and to provide the best care possible en route. Our state-of-the-art vehicles provide the medical equipment needed to stabilize a child — with kid-friendly additions, such as baby blankets, to make a child feel comfortable.

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Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us as Guardians of Childhood. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids. Join us in making health care better for all children.

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