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Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Pediatricians are specially trained to treat diseases, behavioral problems and mental health issues as they relate to children. Pediatric care includes well check-ups, vaccinations and much more.

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Pediatric care in Fort Pierce, Florida

From pediatric nursing care to educational resources for your whole family, you can trust the team at HCA Florida Lawnwood Hospital to provide the specialized services your child needs to get better.

We offer an 11-bed pediatric unit specifically designed to meet your child's needs. Our child-friendly unit features animal-themed wallpaper and open, protected play areas for kids. In this welcoming environment, we offer a range of healthcare services for newborns, young children and adolescents.

Our pediatric services

Rest assured that your little one's care is a priority for us. Our pediatricians provide advanced pediatric services, ensuring children in St. Lucie County benefit from treatment options using leading-edge technology.

Pediatric testing and treatment

At our hospital, your children will have access to:

  • 24-hour cardiac monitors designed specifically for children
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans and other pediatric imaging tests, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans
  • Pediatric pulmonary function testing
  • Pediatric rehabilitation services, including speech, physical and occupational therapy
  • Highly trained physicians if your child needs to stay with us for inpatient care

Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)

Our Level III NICU is the only facility of its kind on the Treasure Coast. Here, we provide care for infants born prematurely or with an illness. Our NICU offers 24/7 coverage by respiratory therapists, neonatologists and nationally certified neonatal nurse practitioners.

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

We're also the only facility in the area that offers a PICU. In this unit, we treat infants, children and teenagers who are seriously injured or sick.

Pediatric emergency care

Our pediatric emergency room (ER) offers medical tools made specifically for children, and our board-certified emergency physicians are trained in pediatrics.

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