When your child has been in an accident or suffered a serious injury, you want the highest level of expertise possible.

That’s what the Emergency and Trauma Center at St. Louis Children's Hospital provides: We are designated as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center by both Missouri and Illinois.

Level 1 trauma verification means that St. Louis Children’s Hospital has met the highest standards in preparation and care for injured children. We provide trauma services through our emergency room and trauma clinic.

We are at the ready to treat critically injured children 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.

Why Choose Trauma Services?

St. Louis Children's Hospital is the only pediatric hospital in the region that is nationally recognized by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, the highest classification of trauma care.  That means day or night, we are here to provide the highest level of trauma care available for your child. 

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Time Critical Diagnosis: Anna's Recovery

Richard and Rita Teague had never given trauma credentials much thought until the night their sixteen-year-old daughter, Anna, was airlifted to St. Louis Children’s from the site of a devastating motor vehicle accident.

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

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