Infant care services
- A 24/7 designated level IV nursery for infants with severe conditions
- Prenatal diagnosis
- Follow-up clinic for post-NICU care
- Neonatal transport team
- Neonatal telehealth consultations
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a level IV-designated nursery for the Sacramento region, providing expert clinical care for newborns.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a designated Level IV nursery (the highest possible rating) for the Sacramento region, providing clinical care for infants who are born prematurely, are extremely ill or require surgery.
The NICU admits infants who are either born at UC Davis or are transferred from other hospitals within our 33-county service area that stretches from Central California to the Oregon and Nevada borders.
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best for for 2022–23 in five pediatric specialties, including neonatology. Being ranked in the magazine’s annual survey is a distinction given to only the top children’s hospitals in the United States.
The 49-bed combined NICU and special care nursery are staffed by neonatal caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Working with subspecialists in other fields, such as cardiology and pulmonology, our neonatologists provide expert care for infants with a variety of congenital and acquired health conditions, including:
Provides early developmental care for NICU graduates at risk for developmental delay due to prematurity and other conditions.Learn more
Allows parents and families to see their baby through a secure connection from a home computer, tablet or cellphone 24/7.Learn more
For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals and transfer phone number for assistance with neonatology services.
We also provide neonatology telehealth consultations for physicians caring for infants throughout Northern California through our pediatric Clinical Telehealth Program.
4301 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is located within UC Davis Children’s Hospital.View map and directions
To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.