1-to-2 nurse-to-patient ratio
The unit has a 1-to-2 nurse-to-patient ratio.
The state-of-the-art PICU/PCICU at UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers care for the most critically ill and injured children.
The state-of-the-art pediatric and cardiac intensive care unit at UC Davis Children’s Hospital offers care for the most critically ill and injured children. The unit has a 1-to-2 nurse-to-patient ratio, and critical care medicine physicians are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Each year, the PICU treats, on average, more than 1,600 infants, children and adolescents who experience traumatic injuries or life-threatening infectious diseases, or have undergone surgery to correct complex birth defects such as congenital heart anomalies. Renowned for telemedicine capabilities, UC Davis has completely integrated telemedicine units that extend the PICU’s reach to communities throughout California.
Learn more about our pediatric and cardiac care services, including a Pediatric Transport Team.About our services
Explore our facilities, and our state-of-the-art, family-centered Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.Explore our facilities
For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals and transfer phone number for assistance with pediatric services.
We also provide pediatric telehealth consultations for physicians caring for children throughout Northern California through our pediatric Clinical Telehealth Program.
4301 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
The Pediatric and Cardiac 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.
We hope to make your child’s stay at UC Davis Children’s Hospital as comfortable as possible.Learn more about how to prepare