Nathan and Nigel met after an earthquake struck Nathan's home in Napa and more than 300 pounds of bricks and mortar tumbled onto the boy as he slept. Gravely injured, Nathan arrived at Children's by helicopter and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. When Nathan became conscious, the first thing he saw was a colorful mobile that Nigel had hung above Nathan's bed while the boy was sleeping. It was the
beginning of a wonderful friendship that supported Nathan during his recovery at Children's.
The Division of Critical Care at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland includes a 23-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for critically ill children from birth through age 18. Children admitted to our PICU require the highest level of medical care, and have access to 31 specialties and the most advanced technology available anywhere.
Children’s Hospital Oakland's level 1 pediatric trauma center and emergency department is the busiest pediatric critical care facility in Northern California. It's also the only emergency department in Northern California that's completely dedicated to the care of children and staffed 24/7 with certified pediatric emergency medicine specialists.
We receive critically injured children from as far away as Nevada. Approximately one-third of our critical care patient population comes from other hospitals, who rely on the expertise and experience of Children’s Hospital Oakland to handle the most challenging cases.
Please ask your physician for a referral. A faxed referral is required for all scheduled exams; your physician must obtain any required authorizations.
Phone: (510) 428-3302
Fax: (510) 601-3923
Phone consultation, transport, and follow-up information available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-ICU-KIDS (1-800-428-5437).
Where to find us
Main Hospital — Map/Directions
747 52nd St., Oakland, CA 94609