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UW Health Kids

From the moment a child takes their first breath to the day they graduate from high school, the experts at UW Health Kids are here to support them every step of the way. From primary care to the treatment of complex conditions, we create the possibility of healthier futures and bigger dreams. Our goal is to deliver remarkable healthcare to kids every day.

Pediatric services

Why choose UW Health Kids?

Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. From immunizations and well-child visits to rebuilding little hearts and creating new treatments for kids with cancer, we focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world.

Helping your child grow up healthy

At UW Health Kids, you and your child are part of our family. From finding your baby’s pediatrician to treating complex health concerns, our teams provide personalized care.

Through partnerships that address top risks to children’s health, we work to improve children's health and well-being. Partnerships include oral health and dentistry initiatives, Safe Kids Coalition and the Get on Board with Child Safety initiative.

Our world class American Family Children’s Hospital is located in Madison, WI with Level l Pediatric Trauma Center, Level l Pediatric Intensive Care, verified Pediatric Burn Center and Level lV Neonatal Intensive Care. In Rockford, IL, our Women and Children's Hospital offers expert care for mothers and babies with a Level III NICU, private labor and delivery room and mother-baby suites.

By the numbers

From small towns to big cities

UW Health Kids provides care for newborns to young adults across Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and the Midwest.

22Primary care clinic locations
Convenient care at clinics located throughout south central Wisconsin
70+Regional service locations
UW Health Kids experts provide care throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois
40+Specialty care programs
We specialize in the treatment of complex conditions

Clinical trials

Advancing knowledge of childhood disease

With research funding by the National Institues of Health and multiple clinical trials, UW Health Kids researchers, scientists and doctors test new therapies and search for better treatments.

Some children benefit from new treatments that are still being studied. At UW Health Kids, you have access to clinical trials testing the latest medication therapies. Learn about our clinical trials

American Family Children's Hospital

Our world-class, family friendly hospital welcomes kids from across the nation. Our expert physicians and support services teams provide remarkable care for kids, including the sickest and most seriously injured.

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Conditions and treatments

Advanced care for any condition

Our programs offer complete care for all of your child's needs. UW Health Kids is the first stop for many people seeking care for their children. Others come to our nationally recognized pediatric care programs for second opinions.

Within our programs, experts across many fields work together to develop the best treatment plan for your child.

Kids cancer care
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Part of the UW Carbone Cancer Center and one of only a few select centers nationwide deemed comprehensive by the National Cancer Institute offering the latest treatments and protocols for childhood leukemia, brain tumors and neuroblastoma.

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Ranked among the nation’s top 40 pediatric cardiology and heart surgery programs by U.S. News and World Report, our UW Health Kids Heart Care Program is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in newborns through young adults.

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The UW Health Kids neurology and neurosurgery programs offer the latest treatments for the most complex neurological conditions. We are dedicated to helping all children reach their full potential and live happier, healthier lives.

Recognized for excellence in patient care and education with emphasis on cystic fibrosis and care for children with technology dependence.

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UW Health Kids transplant experts are part of UW Health's Transplant Center, one of the largest centers in the nation. We offer expertise in pediatric kidney, liver, pancreas and lung transplant services.

Comprehensive education and resources for gender expansive children and teens and their families, including our Pediatric and Adolescent Transgender Health (PATH) clinic. Our team offers a full range of care and support based on the needs of the child and family, including observation, advocacy, and guidance to puberty suppression and gender-affirming hormone therapies.

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Nationally recognized experts who are pioneers in the use of innovative techniques for spine tumors, spinal deformities and spinal trauma.

Our UW Health Kids pediatric and adolescent team specializes in the unique needs of infants through young adults. We’re also here to answer your questions about parenting and childhood health and be a source of support and guidance. Your child’s well-being is as important to us as it is to you.

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Locations

Expert care close to home

UW Health Kids experts see patients at more than 45 locations in Wisconsin and Illinois, including 17 primary care clinics, 25 specialty care clinics, 2 urgent care centers and four hospitals. Our pediatric emergency department is located at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

  • American Family Children's Hospital
    American Family Children's Hospital
    American Family Children's Hospital
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7337
    • Open now
    • Offering your child the most advanced medical care directed by University of Wisconsin pediatricians – all in a state-of-the-art, family-friendly facility with lots of cozy amenities.

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  • SwedishAmerican Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic
    • 1350 Charles Street / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-4970
    • Closed now
    • Our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic provides the finest in women’s heathcare, including obstetrics, diagnostic ultrasound, genetic testing and expert fetal cardiology care from UW Health in Madison.

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    SwedishAmerican Women and Children's Hospital
    • 1350 Charles Street / Rockford, IL
    • (779) 696-0600
    • Open now
    • Moms, babies and children now have a state-of-the-art hospital in Rockford that is truly remarkable. Opened in spring 2021, this beautiful, family-friendly facility includes a birthing center, Level III NICU and clinic space where UW Health pediatric specialists care for children with concerns spanning the heart, lungs, brain, ear, nose, throat and more.

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  • Aspirus Riverview Hospital
    • 410 Dewey Street / Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    • Open now
    • We offer Aspirus patients and families highly specialized pediatric care from UW Health without the need to travel. This brings the resources of UW Health to you in a convenient location.

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  • Aspirus Weston Clinic
    • 4005 Community Center Dr. / Weston, WI
    • Open now
    • We offer Aspirus patients and families highly specialized pediatric care from UW Health without the long travel. This brings the resources of UW Health to you in an easy, convenient location.

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  • Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay)
    • 1160 Kepler Drive / Green Bay, WI
    • Open now
    • We offer patients and families highly specialized pediatric care from UW Health without the need to travel. This brings the resources of UW Health to you in a convenient location.

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  • Aurora Children's Health (Oshkosh)
    • 855 N. Westhaven Drive / Oshkosh, WI
    • Open now
    • We offer patients and families highly specialized pediatric care from UW Health without the need to travel. This brings the resources of UW Health to you in a convenient location.

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UW Health Kids experts

Our team

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Nurse giving toddler an immunization
Your child's healthcare team
There are many different healthcare team members who partner with you and your family to help achieve the best possible outcome for your child's care.

Patient stories

Courageous kids facing tough challenges

The children we care for do amazing things.

Elliot's story

Elliot conquers transposition VSD

Elliot's parents had a lot to manage when they knew they were expecting triplets. Then they found out Elliot had a condition called transposition VSD and would need major heart surgery shortly after birth. Our specialists helped them develop a plan of care for the triplets’ births, Elliot’s care until surgery and going home to have all the brothers together.

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Total spinal fusion gave Kiara new height and a new lease on life

Severe scoliosis left Kiara sidelined. She found help at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., one of just a few places in the country that could treat her condition.

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Our patients
Helping kids be kids

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. They inspire us every day. While they face many challenges, our goal is to help them get back to being kids.