Why Children Need Medical Care Designed Just for Them

Children may look like us. Act like us. And want to be like us.

But they’re different from us - physically, emotionally and socially. And that means they need specialized pediatric medical care.

That’s why we created Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. A dedicated hospital centered around children - newborn to 21 years old - and their families. With 180+ skilled pediatric specialists covering more than 30 specialties, and hundreds more staff members, all trained to understand and care for the unique needs of children.


Stony Brook Children’s Hospital brings comfort to kids.

With its nautical theme - a nod to our Long Island Heritage - live feeds from the Long Island Aquarium, child-sized furnishings, colorful room lights that kids can control, scenic views of the Long Island Sound, video entertainment, a classroom, playrooms and more, Stony Brook Children’s is where kids can feel at home. 

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Special accommodations for families.

Every patient room at Stony Brook Children’s is spacious and private, and includes designated areas for clinicians, patients and family members. There are comfortable adult-sized pull-out beds, in-room refrigerators and desks with outlets and charging ports.

Steps away you’ll find our volunteer-staffed Ronald McDonald Family Room, which provides respite space for family members and visitors, and includes a television, charging stations, a stocked refrigerator, snacks, a place to dress and shower and laundry facilities.

Serious medicine happens here.

In addition to having a beautiful, family-friendly environment, Stony Brook Children’s is also where children have access to our 180 pediatric specialists covering more than 30 specialties, as well as a large staff of nurses, therapists, social workers, Child Life Specialists and others. All of us are specifically trained to understand what it’s like for children and their families facing hospitalization and we respond with care and compassion that’s family focused for your comfort and well-being.

Our physicians work with each other as well as with staff and family members to deliver coordinated care that ensures open communication, eliminates redundancies, and involves you in the decision making. And because we’re part of the only academic medical center in Suffolk, your family benefits from advantages such as groundbreaking research and clinical trials.

A state-of-the-art NICU. 

One in 10 babies born today require care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU at Stony Brook Children’s is the first in New York State with all private rooms for each baby. This means that light, sound, temperature and other factors can be adjusted to best suit the baby’s needs — and provide optimal bonding opportunities for families. Learn more

And a children’s-only emergency department.

To prevent children from being exposed to adult emergencies, we even have our own dedicated pediatric emergency department, with a private, child-friendly waiting room. Learn more about our pediatric emergency department.


Wherever you are, we are too, with care that’s close to home.

In addition to our hospital on the Stony Brook campus, we also have 12 convenient pediatric outpatient locations throughout Suffolk where you can see a Stony Brook Children’s pediatrician for checkups, vaccinations, minor medical procedures, care for chronic conditions, specialized care and more. And, once your child is our patient, should hospitalization ever be required, your child’s medical history and care records are already in our system.


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