Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Children’s Critical Care Services: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Through our partnership with Stanford Children’s Health, families can now get critical care for their children, close to home – in the only pediatric intensive care unit in Contra Costa County.  

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High Level Of Care, Without The High-Mile Commute

We offer the highest level of around-the-clock, children’s critical care for your child, conveniently close to where you live. We care for children aged zero to 18 with a wide variety of life-threatening issues—such as severe illnesses, congenital heart conditions, certain types of cancer, and traumatic injuries from an accident.

Family-Centered Care

Whatever the reason for your stay with us, we focus on caring for the whole family. We recognize and support the critical role that you play in your child’s healing process. We also realize that parents need care during this time, too. That’s why we listen to and answer your questions and involve you in our treatment plans --so that you’re able to fully participate in your child’s care.

Your Home Away From Home

Hospitals can be scary places for children—and sometimes for grown-ups, too. We understand that you want to spend as much time as possible with your child during this difficult time. That’s why each child’s room has a dedicated family area and comfy furniture for family members to stay overnight. We also have a family room for parents to read, relax or catch up on work and siblings to play.

Your Child’s Care Team

From the critical care nurses and radiologists to the surgical specialists and anesthesiologists, all have been specifically trained to work with children, as well as collaborate amongst themselves—and with you—to provide the best possible care for your child. Our Child Life Specialist is also on hand to help your child learn how to cope with anxiety and other difficult feelings that may come up.

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