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Welcome to Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital


Children's Hospital LobbyStep inside Palmetto Health Children's Hospital and you'll immediately know you are surrounded by people who have dedicated their lives to caring for children. You'll find kid friendly features everywhere and a skilled team of pediatric professionals all located under one roof and sharing one goal — to provide coordinated, compassionate care to South Carolina's children and their families.

Every detail has been carefully considered so that you can focus on your child's well-being while a team of pediatric experts takes care of your child's medical needs. The state's first freestanding Children's Hospital offers family-centered patient rooms, playrooms. Family spaces make it easy for parents to stay close to their children throughout hospital stays and during outpatient treatments.   

This hospital, through the eyes of children, was designed as a bright, happy place that feels like home.

7 Richland Medical Park
Columbia, SC 29203
803-296-KIDS (5437)

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Protect Your Family During Cold and Flu Season

The most important thing you can do to protect your family and others in your community is to get your influenza vaccination. Seasonal flu vaccine already is available in the community. Many providers offer the seasonal flu vaccine. Contact your child’s primary care physician to schedule your child’s appointment.

What You Can Do to Prevent Flu

  • Wash hands properly and frequently. Alcohol-based cleaners also are effective.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash immediately after you use it, then wash hands thoroughly.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.