Our 23-bed inpatient children’s unit is the largest in the Big Bend region. Our 10-bed pediatric ICU (PICU) is the only hospital unit within 100 miles of Tallahassee specifically equipped to care for critically ill children. Both units are part of the Children’s Center, located on the second floor of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Hospital visits can be stressful for young patients. We provide:
- Engaging distraction devices (iPads, TVs, and interactive games)
- Techniques to reduce needle pain (buzzy, numbing cream, and freeze spray)
- Treatment tools specific to children (vein finder, treatment room, and playroom)
Child Life Specialist
We offer the only certified child life specialist in the Big Bend region. Our specialist is an expert in child development and kids reactions to hospitalization. One of the main goals of a child life specialist is to reduce stress associated with treatments and procedures by providing appropriate explanations and medical play opportunities.
Learn more about our child life program.
We offer medical care to kids in and out of the hospital. The Kids Korner is a special outpatient area for our young patients and is the only unit of its kind in the Tallahassee area. We exclusively treat children in this convenient 4-bed unit.
Call 431-2241 to schedule an appointment.
Learn more about Kids Korner at the Children's Center
Emergency Center – Northeast
Our Emergency Center-Northeast offers special amenities for children. It is designed to provide the greatest level of comfort and care to patients of all ages.
Separate entrances for children and adults open to lobby areas designed for the comfort of each age group. In the children’s play area, young patients and their siblings can enjoy an iPad bar preloaded with kid-friendly games and videos. Meanwhile, a designated sick kids room provides a restful space for children who have contagious conditions.
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Our team of specially trained nurses and dietitians work closely with pediatric patients, their families and physicians on managing their diabetes.
Initial visits to the TMH Diabetes Center focus on education about the diagnosis and necessary lifestyle adjustments. We also offer continuous support to help children develop confidence with their care and successful diabetes self-management.
Learn more about the Diabetes Services
We offer family-centered services from infancy through adolescence. We strive to help children achieve their full potential in everyday life activities through a multidisciplinary approach.
Our highly qualified therapists provide assessments and therapy programs in occupational, physical and speech therapy. Consultation and collaboration with family, school and medical professionals is conducted as necessary.
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Parents & Visitors
Hospital visits can be confusing, whether it is your first time or one of many. We want to help you plan.
All adults are required to present photo identification to receive a visitor’s pass for the Children’s Center. Visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. being quiet time for patients.
As a parent, you may have many questions about your child’s treatment. We are here to help. If you are uncertain about any aspect of your child’s care, please feel free to reach out to our clinical educator at 850-431-2276.
What to Expect at the Children’s Center
Child Life Program
The Tallahassee Memorial Children’s Center welcomes special visitors to help entertain our patients by distributing toys, hosting crafts, etc. If you are interested in being a special visitor to the center, please call our child life specialist at 850-431-2298.
To protect our young patients, the Children’s Center, including the pediatric ICU and Kids Korner, is a secure unit with a special entrance for all visitors. To access the center
- Park in the main parking garage (P2).
- Enter Tallahassee Memorial Hospital through the Dozier Atrium.
- When you reach Elevator C, please make a left and look up for the Children’s Center sign with TMH Super Kids, Ace and Tally.
- The sign will direct you to Elevator D.
- Take the elevator to the second floor.
- Once there, you will find the entrance to the Children’s Center on the left.
We offer the most inpatient and outpatient pediatric specialties in the area including:
- Emergency Medicine