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Admissions, (202) 635.6115 or 6116;
Toll free, 1-800-226-4444; TTY; 202.832.7848

The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC) offers unique value and benefits for the patient and family, as well as for health care professionals and payors.

Of particular importance are our low infection rates and stellar rehabilitation outcomes. If you're looking for a lower level of care to complete an acute stay, such as weaning from a vent, wound care, palliative care, or post burn management by Occupational and Physical Therapy teams known for positive outcomes, The HSC Pediatric Center is the ideal setting for child and family. We are committed to training parents and families to handle post-ICU challenges. Fully furnished and equipped family apartments are available on-site for parent/caregiver education in a comfortable, supportive home-like environment.

HSC has expertise with highly specialized admissions - for kids who need continued specialized care before returning home, but outside of the acute setting. HSC is the facility to turn to for challenging intermediate care. We bridge the gap between acute care and home, and we offer many programs and services to make the transition successful. Our RN ratio is an outstanding 3:1, 5:1 to patients.

Payors will especially appreciate our favorable costs and reduced lengths of stay. HSC is less costly than 24-hour home health RN coverage.

The Clinical Experts at HSC include:

  • Audiologists
  • Case Managers
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Neonatologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Pediatric Specialists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Language Therapists
  • Teachers
  • Rehabilitation Specialists

Current Referral Sources include, but are not limited to:

  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Fairfax Hospital
  • Georgetown University Hospital
  • Howard University Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Washington Hospital Center

Additional Unique Benefits

  • HSC's on-site pediatric attending staff and therapists ensure continuity of care 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation program, accredited by CARF (The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission)
  • Accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO)
  • Family-centered care, Case Management approach; community reintegration, with follow-up after discharge
  • Experienced Assistive Technology Team works to evaluate and maximize the functional independence of children with disabilities through the use of technology
  • Skilled Respiratory Care Team provides diagnostic testing, therapeutic monitoring , rehabilitation and family education
  • Family training apartments
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Quiet residential location, close to bus lines, two Metro subway stations, ample parking

Who is eligible for admission? Children and adolescents from birth to 21 years of age, with medical conditions, such as:

  • AIDS
  • Brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Cardiac disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Developmental delays
  • Failure to thrive
  • Feeding disorders
  • Infectious diseases
  • Kidney disorders
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Oncology
  • Respiratory impairments
  • Seizure disorders
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries

The HSC Pediatric Center is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Northeast Washington, DC. It is convenient to the Brookland (red line) and Fort Totten (red and green lines) Metro stops, and is on Metrobus routes, with a stop just across the street from the Center. HSC provides shuttle service during most daytime hours to and from the Brookland station. For a shuttle schedule, click here.

To make a referral to The HSC Pediatric Center, please contact our Admissions Department at 202.635.6115.

For more information about our medical and rehabilitation staff credentials and backgrounds, please refer to the About our Hospital page on this web site.

For information about Outpatient Clinic services, please refer to the Outpatient page on this site or call 202.635.5580

For information about our Medical Staff refer to our Medical Staff page.


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