The HSC Pediatric Center provides transitional care with low infection rates and quality rehabilitation outcomes. The HSC Pediatric Center’s expertise is with highly specialized admissions for children and young adults with complex health care needs who need continued care before returning home.
Review our programs and services to verify that we provide the services your patient needs.
Contact us and explain who you are referring and why. We will verify the patient’s insurance coverage. You can contact The HSC Pediatric Center via:
Have ready your patient’s medical record documentation such as:
- History and physical
- Most recent progress notes
- Most recent nursing assessment
- Most recent consult notes
- Most recent labs
- MAR record
We will assess the patient for readiness for admission and assure that all disciplines have made preparation prior to the patient’s arrival.
Medical Conditions We See
Children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age with complex medical conditions that can include intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most children admitted have multiple diagnoses and our programs are organized to provide for the needs of patients with burns, cerebral palsy, congenital disabilities, feeding disorders, HIV infection, reactive airway disease, gastrointestinal disorders, sickle cell anemia and other traumatic injuries and disabilities.
Inpatient referrals to The HSC Pediatric Center include, but are not limited to, acute care hospitals in the Washington metropolitan region. If you do not have a hospital or physician referral, but need respite or palliative care services, call us at 202-635-6115 and we can try to get one for you.
The HSC Pediatric Center is located in a residential neighborhood in northeast Washington, DC. Get directions and shuttle information.
Inpatient Admission Process
On the day of the transfer, to ensure a smooth transition for the patient and family, we ask that you continue to communicate with us and the family, including physician to physician and nurse to nurse reports as needed.