Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - For Referring Physicians

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - For Referring Physicians

Refer patients with serious illness or injuries, traumas, or patients recovering from major invasive surgery.

Contact us to request a medical transport


Caring for the sickest

Penn State Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric ICU in the region, and we maintain high standards of care and research. We collaborate with referring physicians to provide excellent patient care for the residents of central Pennsylvania.

The PICU at Penn State Children’s Hospital provides high quality care for the sickest children, with one of the highest survival rates of very sick infants and children.

Pediatric Critical Care Transport

With more than two decades of experience, Penn State Life Lion Pediatric Critical Care Transport Unit is made up of an emergency medical technician driver, registered nurse and paramedic. A neonatal and pediatric intensive care specialist and respiratory therapist accompany the team on transports as needed for patient care. The unit transports high-acuity pediatric and neonatal patients requiring advanced airway management or ventilator support and complicated or multiple intravenous medications.

Features of Life Lion Critical Care Transport focus on the safety and comfort of the tiniest patients.

Medical Transport request

Our pediatric mobile intensive care unit can be requested by calling the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center 24-hour MD Network line at 800-233-4082.

Other resources

Contact us

Phone: 800-233-4082

Academic Office: 717-531-5337
Fax: 717-531-0809