St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center designated by the states of Missouri and Illinois.  We are recognized as an expert in the evaluation and treatment of children who have experienced a variety of injuries. Trauma is considered a surgical disease; therefore, care of the injured child is directed by the pediatric trauma surgeons.

Traumatically injured children may also require input from specialty medical services within St. Louis Children’s Hospital such as:

St. Louis Children’s Hospital recognizes the emotional well being of the child and family, which is a routine part of our family centered care.  Chaplainschild life, social services, and psychology are essential components available to address the emotional needs of the child and family.