Children's health

    Our approach to pediatric care

    Your newborn doesn’t come with a manual, unfortunately. It’s up to parents to make sure their children are safe, happy and healthy. SIU Medicine can help. With more than 300 health care providers dedicated to healing patients and making communities healthier, we’re well equipped to care for your children. 

    As an academic medical community, SIU Medicine is home to providers who aren’t just skilled diagnosticians and healers. They’re also training the next generation of specialists while conducting research that has the potential to change children’s lives and restore hope. From caring for the tiniest babies in a state-of-the-art NICU to treating children with advanced cancers and blood disorders, the pediatricians, neonatologists, family medicine doctors, child psychiatrists and pediatric surgeons collaborate to give your tiny human the most compassionate care, the most treatment options and the best outcomes.

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    Pediatric specialty care

    SIU Medicine is home to more than a dozen pediatric subspecialties. When your child is ill, stay close to home and rely on the expertise of our providers.

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