Clinical Care

Connecticut Children's Medical Center is the state’s only academic medical center dedicated exclusively to children. With a depth of skill and expertise that comes from years of experience caring for the unique needs of children, Connecticut Children’s provides expert and compassionate care to young patients and their families.

At Connecticut Children’s, we recognize that family members are an integral part of every child’s care team. We understand that no one knows a child better than family, so we include families in every stage of a child’s care, which helps us achieve healthier outcomes for children.

With a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 20 specialties, Connecticut Children's is a tertiary referral center and provides outstanding care to children of all ages affected by a wide range of conditions. Connecticut Children’s provides care in several locations across Connecticut and Massachusetts, including our hospitals in Hartford and Waterbury, neonatal intensive cares units in Hartford and Farmington, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center in Farmington, specialty care centers in Danbury, Hartford, Farmington, Glastonbury and Shelton, and several practices conveniently located throughout the state. Highlights of our clinical programs and services include:

Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center

Our emergency department receives referral patients from more than 30 hospitals throughout the region and has more than 56,000 visits annually. It is staffed 24/7 by board certified physicians and includes a three-year fellowship training program.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

In an 18-bed unit with 24/7 physician coverage at the bedside, we treat children with traumatic injuries, life-threatening illness and those recovering from major surgery.

Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Hartford Hospital (Level 4) and the University of Connecticut Health Center (Level 3)

Our neonatology staff provides exceptional care to nearly 1,000 premature or critically ill newborns in two state-of-the-art neonatal intensive care units each year.

Surgery Center at Farmington

In our 18,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Surgery Center at Farmington, Connecticut Children's perioperative serices team cares for children (ages 1-21) and families in need of outpatient surgical services. Each year, our talented surgeons perform more than 10,000 surgical procedures. The facility also houses several specialties and our Sleep and Neurodiagnostic Center.

Primary Care Center

The busiest primary care center between Boston and New York, Connecticut Children’s board-certified primary care pediatricians offer complete health care services in English and Spanish to children from birth to age 18. Nearly 35,000 primary care visits take place annually.

Specialty Care

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center pediatric specialists provide the full spectrum of specialty care to diagnose and treat common and complex conditions affecting infants, children, adolescents and teens.