Children’s Center

We offer the most experienced pediatric staff in the region, including a team of pediatricians, pediatric specialists, award-winning nurses and the Big Bend’s only child life specialist. Your child will receive the best specialized care at TMH. Your kids mean everything to you and that means everything to us.
Child Life Program
We offer the only certified child life specialist in the Big Bend region. Read More >
Meet the TMH Super Kids
The TMH Super Kids, Ace and Tally, are on a mission to help kids be healthy. Read More >
What to Expect at the Children's Center
Your child’s hospitalization can be a stressful time. Learn what to expect. Read More >

Pediatric Specialties

We offer the most inpatient and outpatient pediatric specialties in the area including:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Inpatient Services

Pediatric Unit

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.

Kid-Friendly Treatment

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.

Outpatient Services

We offer medical care to kids in and out of the hospital.

Kids Korner

This special outpatient area for our young patients is the only unit of its kind in the Tallahassee area. We exclusively treat children in this convenient 4-bed unit.

Patients are seen Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for:

  • Lab work
  • Blood transfusions
  • Endocrine studies
  • IVs
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Recovery from procedures requiring sedation

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.

Learn more about Emergency Center – Northeast

Diabetes Center

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 Center

Pediatric Rehabilitation

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.

Learn more about Pediatric Rehabilitation 

Parents & Visitors

Hospital visits can be confusing, whether it is your first time or one of many. We want to help you plan.

Getting Here

To protect our young patients, the Children’s Center, including the pediatric ICU, is a secure unit with a special entrance for all visitors.

To access the center

  1. Park in the main parking garage
  2. Enter Tallahassee Memorial Hospital through the Dozier Atrium
  3. 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
  4. The sign will direct you to Elevator D
  5. Take the elevator to the second floor
  6. Once there, you will find the entrance to the Children’s Center on the left

Visitor’s Passes

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.

Parent Questions

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

Special Visitors

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.

Emergency Center - Northeast
Our emergency center, located off Thomasville Road, specializes in treating kids and seniors. Read More >
Pediatric Rehab
Kid-friendly rehabilitation to help children and adolescents with medical, cognitive and developmental needs. Read More >
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