At Baton Rouge General our staff understands the specific needs of children and is dedicated to family-centered care. Our staff will make it a top priority to support you, as a parent, with open communication and answers to your questions.

A stimulating and encouraging environment is key to helping children get better. Our Pediatric Center is designed to be a bright and cheerful home-away-from-home. It also includes a playroom which provides pediatric patients opportunities for physical activity and learning while under our care. 

We encourage healthy family members and friends to visit children as long as they feel well enough to have company.  It is our belief that seeing friendly, familiar faces has a tremendous healing effect.  

Along with our caring staff and colorful kid-friendly patient rooms, our center has all of the latest pediatric equipment, instruments and technology you expect from a top-level pediatric center. 

Baton Rouge General's specialized services include:
  • Pediatric burn 
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Pediatric rehabilitation 
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Sleep services 
  • Social services 
Additional specialized features include:
  • Pediatric hospitalists
  • Pediatric intensivists 
  • Trained pediatric nurses
  • Conscious sedation for pediatric procedures
  • Specialized pediatric equipment
  • Music therapy
  • Pediatric friendly menu and dietary services
  • Playroom and video games
For more information about Baton Rouge General's Pediatric Services, please call (225) 763-4670 or email

Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists are dedicated to helping kids get back to doing what they do best—being kids!

With years of experience and advanced certifications in pediatric rehabilitation, our therapists work with children of all ages and abilities including basic developmental skills such as handwriting, walking and communicating, as well as more specialized skills that may require adaptive equipment and technology. We work to maximize a child's functional potential, whether recovering from injury, addressing minor delays or dealing with chronic conditions. 

We know you want your child to live a full, healthy and happy life—and that's exactly what we're committed to.

At Baton Rouge General, we personalize your child's program to fit his or her individual needs and personality.  Physical, occupational and speech therapy services are available at our Mid City location for your child from birth to 18 years of age. Our services include:   

Physical Therapy

  • Custom orthoses and splinting
  • Range of motion serial casting
  • Partial body weight gait training
  • Custom wheelchair assessments
  • Pediatric neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Video gait analysis
  • Functional equipment assessments
  • Gross motor interventions

Occupational Therapy

  • Sensory integration
  • Fine motor
  • Handwriting without tears
  • Activities of daily living

Speech Therapy

  • Speech & language evaluations
  • Articulation
  • Stuttering
  • Voice
  • Auditory processing
  • Social/language
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Oral motor
  • Fluency
  • Literacy/reading
  • Feeding
  • Swallowing       
For more information about pediatric rehabilitation program, call (225) 381-6527 or email

Baton Rouge General is home to South Louisiana's first Burn Center for adults and children. With compassionate clinicians specially trained to handle pediatric burns, Baton Rouge General is here for you and your child.  We offer a variety of services, including:
  • 24/7 availability to accept referrals and emergency admissions
  • State-of-the-art wound care management with specially trained pediatric nursing staff
  • Customized pediatric rehabilitation programs
  • Nutritional support focusing on specific needs of pediatric burn patients
  • Coordination of home health or outpatient care after discharge
  • Outpatient care for follow-up and management of minor burns
For more information about Baton Rouge General's Burn Care Services, please call (225) 763-4670 or email