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Pediatrics

Pediatric Programs at St. Charles reach children who are in the hospital as well as those in our surrounding community.

We provide high-quality care for children admitted to our units while offering a range of outpatient services to help sick children feel better and ensure that healthy children remain well. 

We deliver all of this with the same compassion and commitment to children that has distinguished St. Charles for more than a century.

We treat pediatric patients in:


Emergency Room

The Emergency Room at St. Charles Hospital provides care to children during critical moments and at times when children experience simpler yet urgent problems such as cuts and broken bones. The emergency room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 


Pediatric Rehabilitation


The St. Charles Outpatient Rehabilitation Network offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy for children, as well as early intervention and preschool services. All rehabilitation services are CARF-accredited, which is the highest level of accreditation available in rehabilitation.


Pediatric Primary Care Center


Established in 2015, St. Charles Hospital’s Pediatric Primary Care Center provides young patients with a wide range of care, from routine well-checkups to help with managing chronic health conditions and routine childhood ailments, including asthma and ADHD, colds, bronchitis, strep throat, ear infections , allergies, and more. Most insurances are accepted, including Fidelis Care.


Specialty Care Pediatricians


St. Charles Hospital’s Outpatient Specialty Care Center hosts a number of pediatricians who evaluate and treat children for specific conditions. Board-certified physicians include a developmental pediatrician (ADHD, autism), pediatric neurologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric orthopedist, and pediatric pulmonologist/immunologist. (allergies, asthma)


Sleep Studies for Children


St. Charles Hospital’s Sleep Disorder Center offers sleep studies for children as young as three years old. Children are referred to the center for a variety of sleep difficulties including snoring, bed-wetting, night terrors, sleep walking, choking/gasping during the night and more. Children stay the night in hotel-style rooms and are usually accompanied by a parent. To further enhance care and provide a high level of service, St. Charles maintains a 1:1 patient-to-technician ratio when children are tested overnight.


Pediatric Dentists


St. Charles Hospital’s Stephen B Gold Dental Clinic operates like a private office, scheduling appointments and providing treatment ranging from exams, cleanings and fillings to dentures, restorative and urgent care. Pediatric dentists from the community oversee dental residents as they provide care to children. Many insurances are accepted.


St. Charles Hospital's Pediatric Unit

Children react to illness very differently than adults and need to be cared for differently than adults.  St. Charles Hospital's in-house pediatricans and nurses on the Pediatric Unit are highly qualified and experienced in the care of children. Our pediatricians maintain on-going communication with a child’s own pediatrician to give parents a greater peace of mind. 

 


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

With its highly trained and expert staff, the Level-2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Charles Hosptial delivers advanced care for babies born prematurely and newborns in need of specialized care, including multiples.

 


Acute Care Inpatient Rehabilitation for Children

Founded in 1907 to care for children with physical disabilities, St Charles has expanded to become a full service hospital while remaining true to our mission to care for children in need of rehabilitation. St. Charles host Long Island's only dedicated Pediatric Brain Injury Unit and is one of only a few rehabilitation centers in New York with a CARF-accredited Pediatric Specialty Program – an accreditation that is widely felt to be the gold standard in rehabilitation. Here, children with brain injury, multiple trauma, cerebral palsy, and other injuries and disorders receive state-of-the-art care. 


Alcohol and Drug Detoxification for Adolescents

St. Charles Hospital's Adolescent Medically Supervised Detoxification Center provides medically managed detoxification services for youth 13 to 18 years old. Admission is determined by a physician and other medical professionals using evidence-based screening tools.

 


Sports Medicine and Concussion Management

The Sports Medicine Program at St. Charles Hospital offers injury prevention, evaluation and treatment for children engaged in physical activity at all levels--from recreational play, to youth sports to student athletes competing in high school and collegiate athletics. The Sports Medicine program includes St. Charles Hospital's groundbreaking concussion management program, ThinkSMART!™, which reaches students in more the 45 Long Island school districts.