St. Louis Children's Hospital strives to provide safe and effective care and exceptional service to every patient, every family, every day. The hospital offers the highest levels of care in every medical specialty and sub-specialty, keeping our city on the map as a medical destination for children from all 50 states and at least 80 countries.

Julie Schwarz, Manager, Child Life Services discusses the Child Life Services department’s initiatives during "Coffee with a Caregiver" on October 20, 2021. Watch the video below.

Below is a list of just some of the patient care programs funded by generous donations to St. Louis Children’s Hospital:

  • Bereavement Program
  • Camp Crescent, supporting children with sickle cell disease
  • Camp Independence, supporting children with cerebral palsy
  • Camp Rhythm, supporting children with heart disease
  • Cancer support services
  • Center for Families
  • Child Life Services, including art and music therapy
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute support
  • Dialysis support
  • Family Care Fund
  • Fetal Care Center
  • Free Care Fund
  • Mobile intensive care units
  • Olson Family Garden
  • Pediatric imaging services
  • Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program
  • Project Safety Net and the 454-TEEN phone line
  • Safety Stop
  • School room and educational programs
  • Sibling Playroom
  • Transport Team equipment


Previous Coffee with a Caregiver Videos


Jill Mechler, Senior Manager, Patient Experience and Guest Services discusses the hospital's Center for Families during "Coffee with a Caregiver" on May 5, 2021. Watch the video below.