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McLane Children’s is staffed by specially trained physicians and surgeons in 40 pediatric specialties, nurses and allied health professionals. With leading-edge technology, equipment and accommodations designed especially for children, McLane Children's is committed to assuring the best possible outcome for each child entrusted to our care.

From emergency medicine to chronic care, we offer expert care for all your pediatric patients, from the smallest preemie to young adults.

McLane Children's offers:

  • 112 inpatient beds: 48 private medical/surgical rooms and 16 private Pediatric ICU rooms at McLane Children’s Hospital and 48-bed Level IV Neonatal ICU at Scott & White Hospital – Temple
  • 24-hour pediatric emergency department, including two trauma bays
  • Level II pediatric trauma center
  • Pediatric surgery with 4 advanced surgical suites and a three-room procedure suite
  • Imaging/radiology services, including a 128-slice Flash CT scanner
  • ECMO therapy for cardiac and respiratory support
  • VienViewer® technology to view veins and arteries beneath the skin
  • Comprehensive laboratory services
  • Pediatric residency training program
  • Medical research programs
  • Child Life Department
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room

Main Phone: 254-724-KIDS (5437)
Outpatient Referral Line: 254-724-2218, ext. 3
Inpatient Transfer/Physician Line: 254-935-KIDS (5437)
Clinic Referral Fax: 877-724-7560.

Patient medical information

To obtain medical information about a pediatric patient who has been referred to Scott & White Healthcare by your office, call:

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.: 254-724-2252
After hours and weekends: 254-724-2270
Fax: 254-724-1646