About Dartmouth Health Children's

Child Life Program: child and parent enjoying some bubbles

Dartmouth Health Children's is the only comprehensive pediatric healthcare system in the region.

Fully integrated with Dartmouth Health and anchored for more than 30 years by the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (CHaD), Dartmouth Health Children's promotes health, advances knowledge, and delivers the best patient and family-centered care for infants, children, and adolescents.

Dartmouth Health Children's conducts groundbreaking research and educates the next generations of health professionals as the primary pediatric partner of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Highly skilled and collaborative child health professionals provide care in multiple regional settings.

Our mission: your child's health is the most important thing

Dartmouth Health Children's is committed to providing compassionate care, family resources and advocacy for children and their families. Our mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. Our patients and their families directly inform our goals, planning and processes and inspire us to continuously elevate our abilities and improve children's lives for generations to come.

Through our personal approach to medicine, we share in medical decision-making, support patients and families in times of need, and provide expert care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont and beyond. We see children for everything from well-care visits to the most complex childhood diseases.

Our approach: families as partners in care

You are at the center of everything we do. The family is a critical member of the healthcare team, and we value your partnership in the care of your children. You know your children best, and we respect your role as the ultimate decision-maker. Our goal is to provide you with all the information and education you need to understand your options, so you can make informed healthcare decisions that best serve your child and family.

Our care providers: confidence and breadth of expertise

With nearly every medical and surgical specialty available at Dartmouth Health Children's, the care we offer is comprehensive. Find a Dartmouth Health Children's provider for your family.

Helping children feel welcome and safe

Our goal is to help children feel welcome and safe no matter the reason for their visit. Our facilities are designed to comfort, heal, and help children feel at ease.

Dartmouth Health Children's Community Impact Report

Learn more about Dartmouth Health Children's community outreach, fundraising, and advocacy activities.

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