Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Services
 
 

Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Service

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Service provides 24-hour transport and consultation services to physicians and hospitals throughout the West-Central Florida region. The specialized transport team, trained in neonatal and pediatric medicine, travels by dedicated ambulance or medical helicopter to pick up newborns, infants and children under 18 from hospitals in West-Central Florida and brings them for specialized pediatric treatment at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

Transportation and consultation services include:

  • Transport to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa
  • Transport to the Steinbrenner Emergency and Trauma Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa
  • Active cooling - a process to induce hypothermia during transport to reduce the risk of brain damage
  • Stabilization and critical care treatment during transport
  • 24-hour access to board-certified pediatric intensive care specialists
  • 24-hour access to board-certified pediatric cardiovascular surgeons
  • Return transport of stable patients to referring hospital
  • Local, state, national and international three-point transports

Each patient's specific medical needs will be carefully matched to our transport capabilities, which include:

  • Ground transport
  • Helicopter transport
  • Fixed-wing jet transport

To arrange a telephone consultation and/or a pediatric patient transfer to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, please call 1-800-277-KIDS (5437).