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More about UW Health Kids

Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. 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. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Pediatric services

Helping your child grow up healthy

At UW Health, 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.

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Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Our team includes physicians specializing in maternal-fetal medicine and reproductive genetics, genetic counselors, ultrasonographers, nurse clinicians, a diabetic nurse educator, dietitians social workers and pastoral care providers. We work closely with pediatric specialists who may be needed to care for children born with special needs. Our perinatal experts improve each woman's chance of having a successful pregnancy and taking home a healthy infant.

By the numbers

A century of caring for kids

Get a glimpse at UW Health pediatric care.

100years
We’ve been caring for kids like yours for more than 100 years.
111beds
At our 111-bed hospital, we provide the most advanced, compassionate care.
262providers
With 262 providers, we have an expert to care for every condition.
49states
We are proud to have served children and their families from 49 states.

Clinical trials

Advancing knowledge of childhood disease

UW Health 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, you have access to clinical trials testing the latest medication therapies. Learn about our clinical trials

American Family Children's Hospital

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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Conditions and treatments

Advanced care for any condition

Our programs offer complete care for all of your child's needs. UW Health 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.

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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, dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease in neonates through young adults.

Pediatric cardiology program

The neurosciences team, which include neurology and neurosurgery, 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.

Programs of the UW Health 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 medically supporting gender affirmation or transition for transgender kids and their families.

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

Locations

Expert care close to home

UW Health pediatric 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.

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  • 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
    • 1401 East State Street / Rockford, IL
    • Open 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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Patient stories

Courageous kids facing tough challenges

The children we care for do amazing things.

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Patient stories
Tanner's an amazing kid

In 2018, a farming accident damaged Tanner’s brain, kidneys and liver. He was rushed to American Family Children’s Hospital and had several life-saving surgeries. More than 30 doctors, nurses and other health care providers helped with Tanner’s liver repair. Three years later, Tanner is living life to the fullest.

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These are amazing kids