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Pediatric Unit

When a child is sick or injured, Northridge Hospital is the Valley’s first choice for emergent care. We are the San Fernando Valley’s first designated Pediatric Medical Center, and the only Pediatric Trauma Center. We have the clinical expertise, specialty pediatric staffing and technologically advanced equipment needed to effectively provide excellent care for all pediatric patients.

Your child’s multidisciplinary team are skilled professionals here to provide your child with complete care. Your child’s team includes:

  • Pediatric Intensivist available onsite 24/7
  • PALS certified Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Therapists
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Registered Dietician
  • Case Managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Chaplains

Some of the conditions we treat:

  • Traumas
  • Appendicitis
  • Respiratory Illnesses
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Infections 
  • Seizures
  • Gastrointestinal issues

Our Pediatric Unit is modern and kid-friendly with features that include:

  • Most advanced medical equipment available that is sized to fit children from infants to teens
  • Spacious rooms to accommodate guests and one caregiver for overnight stays
  • On-Demand movie and music options 
  • A playroom with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow children to experience the healing effect of natural sunlight and an adolescent lounge just for teens
  • Individual thermostats in each room that puts climate control right at your fingertips for preferred comfort

If your child requires critical care medical support our Pediatric Medical Center provides an 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) certified by California Children’s Services.

Child Life Program

For children and teens, hospitals can be stressful. Our Certified Child Life Specialist, educated and clinically trained in the developmental impact of illness and injury, helps children and their family with the stress and uncertainty of hospitalization through supports that include: 

  • Education
  • Preparation for medical experiences
  • Introducing coping strategies to help reduce fear, anxiety and pain
  • Provide support during medical procedures and other needs during hospitalization
  • Encourage patients age appropriate participation in care 
  • Provide age appropriate activities, facilitates developmentally appropriate play and opportunities for expression
  • Provide consultation to the health care team regarding developmental and psychosocial issues

Child Life at NHMC currently accepts practicum students that are affiliated with contracted universities. Please connect with your school to verify if there is an existing affiliation. Child Life Internships are not available at this time.

Pediatric Donations

Ways that you can make a donation include:

Pet Therapy Program

A dose of puppy love is just what the doctor ordered. While our dedicated team cares for medical needs, our pet therapy “dog-tors” warm hearts and calm anxieties. Learn More

Learn More About Pediatric Care At Northridge Hospital Medical Center

For more information, please call our Dedicated Pediatric Phone Line (818) 700-5606. To find a physician, please call (818) 908-8677 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor