The HSC Health Care System logo: Blue diamond with a white half heart, yellow stylized stick figures of man, woman, and child standing in the heart and the HSC Pediatric Center written at the bottomThe HSC Pediatric Center, The HSC Health Care System and Health Services for ChildrenA set of three pictures: the one on the left shows a social worker hugging a child, the one in the middle shows a girl smiling and the third one shows a group of standing children clapping
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Our Mission

To provide quality rehabilitative and transitional care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with special health care needs and their families in a supportive, culturally competent, respectful environment, and to participate in related local, regional, and national projects with government, private and philanthropic organizations.


To be a recognized leader of pediatric rehabilitative services in the Washington-Baltimore service area, providing quality, comprehensive health care services for children and youth with special needs and their families.


  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Fairness
  • Commitment
  • Diversity

A child's experience at The HSC Pediatric Center is very different from the usual hospital experience.

A child's experience at The HSC Pediatric Center is very different.Each child is involved in everyday activities of playing, learning, and growing while receiving expert medical care that only a pediatric hospital can provide. Our rehabilitation therapists incorporate activities into each child's routine regardless of the challenges of their medical condition. HSC cares for children as individuals and develops individually designed therapy programs. These programs focus on maximizing each child's physical, cognitive and social abilities. For some children, this may mean learning to adapt to lifelong issues relating to the illness or disability. For others, this means learning how to do the simplest tasks, such as drinking from a cup, putting on clothes or taking steps for the first time after an injury.

From a child's very first day at The HSC Pediatric Center, the staff begins to plan and prepare for a child's return home. We offer many programs and services to make the transition successful. Children also participate in therapeutic field trips to try out their daily living skills in the community. HSC also provides specialized family apartments so that families can learn how to care for their child in a comfortable, supportive environment.

The clinical experts at HSC

  • Pediatricians
  • Physiatrists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech/Language Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed, registered Dieticians
  • Case Managers
  • Teachers
  • Audiologists
  • Pharmacists



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1731 Bunker Hill Road, NE • Washington, D.C. 20017 • 202-832-4400 • 1-800-226-4444
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