Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Doctors and healthcare providers call for 24/7 patient referral, admission and neonatal transport assistance. Learn more.


Children’s Minnesota has the largest pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in the upper Midwest and is the only free-standing children’s hospital in Minnesota with an ACS Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. The PICU provides advanced care for children with a wide variety of life-threatening issues, such as severe infections, respiratory diseases, trauma, and complex post-operative care. Children’s PICU is recognized for providing expert care and consultation for children, 24/7.

Conditions treated

  • Respiratory failure
  • Immunological disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Multi-system organ failure
  • Seizures
  • Sepsis
  • Surgical care
  • Trauma (including multi-organ trauma and head injuries)
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Poisoning
  • Drug overdose

Services offered

  • Consultation and assessment for emergency and continuing care of critically ill patients
  • General surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • Infection disease and immunology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Trauma

Refer a patient

  • Patient Name
  • DOB
  • Referring provider
  • Primary care provider
  • Insurance information
  • Diagnosis and isolation requirements
  • Special needs requirements
  • Patient’s city and state

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