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About Us

Children's Health System is an integrated child health care network dedicated to providing comprehensive pediatric expertise for the children of Alabama. Children's Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of trustees. Children's is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama School of Medicine and the UAB Department of Pediatrics. With this affiliation, we have full-time faculty physicians as well as private physicians who provide care for your child. Some of the people caring for your child are resident physicians who have graduated from medical school and work in cooperation with and under the supervision of the medical staff.

Children's Hospital of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. Located in Birmingham, Children's is one of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation and the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is licensed for 275 beds.

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Child Safety

Injuries are the number one threat to your child's health. More children die each year from injuries due to motor vehicle mishap, choking, burns, falls, drowning and poisoning than all contagious diseases added together! Four times as many injury deaths occur in children than in the general population; however, injury related deaths are only the "tip of the iceberg." For each childhood death due to an injury, 45 injured children are hospitalized and 1,300 injured children require emergency department treatment. It is, therefore, not an exaggeration when we refer to this problem as the "modern day plague on our Nation's youth."

As enormous as our injury problem is in this country, hope and optimism rest in the fact that injuries in children are preventable. Childhood injuries are not random, freakish, chance occurrences. They can be anticipated and prevented. The "Injury Prevention Handbook" outlines proven injury prevention strategies that can immediately be used and thus make the home a safer place for your family.

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Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
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Alabama State Laws (concerning child safety)




Contact Us

Website: www.chsys.org

Children's Hospital
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
205-939-9100

Children's South Pediatric Outpatient Center
1940 Elmer J. Bissell Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
205-824-4800

The main Hospital number is 205-939-9100

To reach a patient, dial 212-7 (+ three-digit Room Number)

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