The pediatric transport program at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital provides rapid transfers for sick or injured babies and kids. Our teams specialize in pediatric medicine and focus on delivering a safe, coordinated transition in care.

Need transport?

Call 1-855-984-4692 for 24/7 access to an attending NICU/PICU physician and begin the transfer process.

Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital serves families from every county in Iowa as well as families from many other states. We provide pediatric care in more than 200 medical specialties, and we’re the only children’s hospital in Iowa with these features:

  • Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Level I pediatric trauma center
  • Dedicated pediatric surgical team

A safe, efficient, caring link between hospitals

Our specially trained teams are dedicated to pediatric transport exclusively. They provide safe air and ground transportation and are equipped to tailor care to the individual needs of every child they serve.

Teams include physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and emergency medical technicians, all working together to provide:

  • One point of contact for referring physicians for critical medical advice, transport logistics, and hospital admission
  • Follow-up communication with referring medical facilities to make the transition of care as seamless as possible

By serving as a specialized pediatric mobile intensive care unit, our transport service removes the burden of transport logistics and communication, which means on-site care teams on both ends of the trip can focus exclusively on what’s most important: your child’s health.