Levels and Locations

Caring for critically ill infants

An estimated 1 in 10 babies born in the United States will require neonatal intensive care, according to the March of Dimes, and no one is better prepared to meet their needs than Texas Children’s. From our modern facilities complete with all the services needed for acute neonatal care to our doctors who are involved in the latest treatments  for neonatal conditions, we’re prepared to welcome your family and care for your baby, offering the strongest start in life possible.

Two NICU options

Two NICU options

The level II/III NICU at the Pavilion for Women provides a nurturing environment for babies who may need a little more feeding support, or more advanced breathing or nutritional support. Specialized nurses and neonatologists are always available. Private rooms for mom and baby also are available.


As the first level IV NICU in Texas, we offer families a wealth of experience. Our nurses and neonatologists work closely with other pediatric specialists — as well as fetal medicine experts and obstetricians — to provide the most appropriate treatment for your child.

How to decide on a NICU for your baby

A doctor decides between a level II/III and a level IV NICU, but you choose the hospital.