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We are open and ready to serve your healthcare needs

As we reopen care sites across Baylor Scott & White, we want you to know that your safety remains our top priority. We are proud to lead the way with COVID-19 Safe Care measures and options to our patients. Healthcare as we know it has been forever changed by COVID-19, but our commitment to your health has never been stronger.

  • Virtual Visits: We have expanded our virtual care capabilities so that families can stay in the comfort and safety of their home during many of their appointments.
  • Face-to-Face Sick Visits: For any problems that still need to be seen in clinic, we are providing in-person visits at select clinics in the region—most of which can be provided in the comfort of your vehicle
  • Well Child Check-ups & Vaccinations: Don't delay your child's immunizations and well-child care. Please rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to protect your family's health and safety during these appointments. This includes dedicated teams of providers and staff just for our well visits, within areas limited to well visit patients. We are also screening every visitor to our clinics, in attempt to limit possible exposure to all of our patient families.

If you need a new appointment, call 254.724.KIDS (5437) or visit We can help you schedule an in-person or virtual care appointment.

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Health Sciences Summer Camp

This 5-day program is designed to provide students enrolled in the Health Sciences curriculum of their high school a “behind the scenes” look into pediatric healthcare.

Designed specifically for children

Children are not simply little adults, so don’t expect a few brightly painted hallways to signal that children are here. Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's looks and feels different from the moment you walk in the door. We haven’t just dressed up an adult facility with bright colors—we have designed a place specifically for children.

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's is staffed by specially trained pediatric doctors and surgeons in 40 pediatric specialties, nurses and support staff. With advanced technology, equipment and accommodations designed especially for children, we are committed to assuring the best possible outcome for each child entrusted to our care.

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The ABCs of COVID-19

Helping children understand new rules or changes in their lives can be a challenge, especially when you are experiencing disruption in your own routine due to COVID-19. That's why we created The ABCs of COVID-19, a children's book to help you explain what is happening in an age-appropriate way.

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Pediatric Specialties & Services

At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, we've designed advanced facilities specifically to care for children i​n more 40 pediatric specialty areas.

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Child Development
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Dialysis
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Epileptology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Genetics
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Urology

Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent medicine focuses on helping young adults adjust to physical, emotion and social changes and medical conditions that can occur at the same time as puberty.

Allergy & Immunology

Pediatric allergists can identify allergen triggers to help manage your child’s symptoms.


Pediatric-trained caregivers in audiology help young patients regain hearing and balance, including children with profound deafness diagnosed at birth or due to trauma or disease.


If your pediatrician has recommended that your child see a cardiologist, he or she may suspect your child’s heart is not functioning normally. Approximately 0.8 percent of children are born with congenital heart defect.

Child Development

If your child has chronic behavioral problems, trouble learning or developmental delays, he or she may be referred to a child development specialist for some extra help.

Critical Care Medicine

The pediatric critical care team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center cares for children who are very ill or medically unstable. These situations may result from very serious disease, infection or injury sustained from trauma, such as a traumatic brain injury. 


A pediatric dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails in children.


Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's has a dedicated outpatient pediatric dialysis program for children suffering from chronic kidney disease.

Emergency Medicine

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple has an emergency room  that handles emergencies—from minor sprains and strains to major trauma—in an environment designed to address the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents. 


If your child has diabetes, problems with growth or early or late puberty, your pediatrician may recommend that he or she see a pediatric endocrinologist. Because children are still growing, their problems are often quite different from those commonly seen by endocrinologists who treat adults.


Children with epilepsy have special needs because their brains and nervous systems are actively developing. At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s our epileptologists work with pediatric neurologists and other specialties to provide proper care and treatment for newborns to teenagers.

Forensic Medicine

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's forensic medicine team works with the legal system to establish medical facts about a crime or event that are needed in a criminal or civil case.


Pediatric gastroenterologists treat children who have conditions that affect the organs in the digestive system, including the stomach, liver, and bowel. They also help children with feeding and eating issues.

General Pediatrics

Pediatricians are trained in the specific conditions, diseases and disorders that affect children and coordinate with pediatric specialists for further care as needed. Primary care services include well-child checks, immunizations and sports physicals.

General Surgery

Pediatric surgeons operate on all children, from newborns to adolescents. Their expertise is essential, because a child is not a small adult. As a child grows, his or her anatomy changes, and a pediatric surgeon’s skills are needed to perform operations on delicate tissues and structures in his or her body.


The genetics team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's helps identify and treat children who have disorders caused by an alteration or “mutation” in a gene or a chromosome abnormality.


Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists treat injuries, infections, unexplained bleeding and pubertal and reproductive health issues.

Hematology Oncology

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's has the full range of cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities, including pediatric intensive care and outstanding pediatric surgery providing lifesaving care for our fragile patients.

Infectious Disease

Pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children with compromised immune systems and uncommon or serious infections. These can be infections that are difficult to identify, are hard to treat or are complicating another condition like prematurity or cancer.

Mental Health

Pediatric mental health is a specialty that treats children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric disorders. The pediatric mental health team includes child psychiatrists, psychologists and professional counselors.

Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

The Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for the most fragile and premature newborns as well as full-term newborns diagnosed with serious or life-threatening conditions.


Pediatric nephrologists are doctors who treat children with kidney disorders, complicated chemical imbalances, bone metabolism disorders and high blood pressure.


A pediatric neurologist treats children with conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, nerves and spinal cord.


At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, a pediatric neuropsychologist evaluates cognitive (thinking) problems such as communication, memory and attention can affect children in school and in life.


When a pediatric neurologist exhausts treatment methods to successfully treat a child with a neurological disease, it may become necessary to consult a pediatric neurosurgeon to assess the child’s condition and create a surgical treatment plan.

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapy helps infants, children,and adolescents perform the activities of daily living that may need to be mastered for the first time or relearned after disease or injury.


The pediatric ophthalmology team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's provides both medical and surgical care of a child’s eyes, depending on the young patient’s needs.


Board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons provide specialty care for bone defects or genetic-related bone diseases.

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Also called ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, pediatric otolaryngologists treat disease and disorders that affect most of the senses, including your child’s ability to hear, smell, touch and taste.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists help develop, enhance and restore functional ability to children with physical impairments or disabilities.

Physical Therapy

Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants work in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and in the inpatient and outpatient clinics to restore mobility to an affected area of the body immediately after medical treatment or surgery

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of a spectrum of pediatric physical deformities, which may be present at birth, caused by trauma or result from an acquired disease.


Pediatric podiatry focuses on caring for a child’s growing feet. Specialists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to normal and abnormal development of the feet and ankles.

Pulmonary Medicine

Pediatric pulmonologists treat children with breathing problems, including those caused by asthma and cystic fibrosis, which can be brief or lifelong and affect children of any age.


A pediatric radiologist is a physician specialist who looks at X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and other pictures of children’s bones and tissues to identify problems that may be causing a medical condition.


Pediatric rheumatologists treat children with joint and connective tissue disease and musculoskeletal conditions that affect the muscles and bones. Rheumatologists also treat autoimmune disorders.

Sleep Medicine

Pediatric sleep medicine specialists treating sleep-related issues that affect children and adolescents. Baylor Scott & White Health has an accredited sleep laboratory at the with specialists trained to assess and treat your child’s sleep needs.

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists collaborate with other pediatric specialties to treat communication disorders in children.


A pediatric urologist treats the urinary system, including the kidneys and bladder; in males, the genitals are included. Urinary conditions range from birth defects and difficulty urinating to infections and, less commonly, urinary stones that form in the bladder.

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