Pediatric Intensive Care

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Medical Center Campus
  • McClure Building, Level 3
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • 802-847-2304
  • Open 24 hours, 7 days
  • Directions

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Vermont Children's Hospital is a unique multidisciplinary unit that provides highly specialized critical care for children with life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

The PICU University of Vermont Medical Group attending physicians are specialty trained in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and care for children ranging in age from infants to young adults. The pediatric intensivists, in collaboration with the pediatric critical care nurses, work within a multidisciplinary team that includes medical and surgical specialists, respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacists, physical and occupational  therapists, child life specialists, social workers, pediatric nutritionists, and imaging and laboratory personnel.

The PICU team believes in family-centered care and that involving the child's family as members of the health care team is vital to the recovery of the child.

A PICU staff physician is always on call and available to answer questions and to facilitate the transfer and admission of patients requiring critical care and intensive monitoring.

Pediatric Critical Care Transport

Also at the disposal of Vermont Children's families is our dedicated advanced life support pediatric transport service. Fletcher Allen Coordinated Transport (FACT) is a fleet of specially equipped ambulances that are prepared at all times to transfer critically ill pediatric patients from community hospitals in Vermont, northern New York and parts of New Hampshire to the Vermont Children's Hospital for advanced care.