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Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center Temple

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We understand the importance of parental support, education and bonding throughout a child’s hospitalization. Our goal is to ensure your loved one feels supported throughout their care journey, while also enhancing protection for our patients, caregivers and visitors.

After a thorough review by our clinical team, our pediatric and NICU visitation policy requires all approved over the age of 16 use designated entrances, wear a mask and be screened upon arrival.

Contact the unit you will be visiting to learn more about its visitation policy as additional restrictions may apply.

Our other visitation restrictions remain in effect for our emergency department and COVID-19 patients during this time, except in the following circumstances:

  • Pediatric/neonatal care patients
  • Laboring/post-partum patients
  • Patients undergoing surgery or procedure
  • Patients with difficulty understanding or making decisions (i.e., may lack capacity)
  • Patients may be disabled or may be impaired
  • Patients receiving end-of-life care
  • As otherwise determined by local facility leadership

Please contact the facility you will be visiting to learn more about its visitation policy.

Thank you for your understanding and support in helping to keep our patients, caregivers and visitors safe.

Welcome to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center – Temple

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center – Temple, a department of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, is designed with your child in mind with state-of-the-art technology, equipment and accommodations sized just for children. Our bright and colorful, friendly atmosphere creates a nurturing place for the children of Central Texas to heal and thrive. Our Temple location is also the home of our flagship neonatal intensive care unit, a Level IV NICU.

When your child needs medical care, it is only natural that stress levels rise. A potential hospital stay can create fear or worry for young patients. That is why we created an environment that is soothing and familiar for your child and for you.

A snapshot of our hospital

Our facility is focused in every way on children and their families and offers equipment to suit smaller patients and family-centered spaces.

  • 112 patient beds: 48 private medical/surgical rooms, 16 private Pediatric ICU rooms and 48 Neonatal ICU beds in our Level IV NICU
  • 24-hour pediatric emergency department and verified trauma center equipped to deal with the most serious pediatric trauma cases
  • Pediatric surgery with five advanced surgical suites and a three-room procedure suite
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Center with state-of-the-art MRI and a "Flash CT" scanner that emits the lowest effective level of radiation, reducing risk to smaller bodies, making scan times faster, and requiring less sedation
  • VeinViewer® illumination device to help access small veins and arteries beneath the skin
  • ECMO therapy, a lifesaving heart and lung treatment reserved for the sickest of patients
  • Pediatric and neonatal transport ambulance and helicopter
  • About your stay

    We want you and your child to feel as comfortable as possible during your stay. Find tips for how to talk to your child about an upcoming hospital stay, what you should or shouldn't bring with you and resources available for parents.

Tools & Resources

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

  • Estimate Your Cost of Care
  • Dining Options
  • Gift Shop
  • Visiting Hours
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room
  • Family Resource Center
  • ATMs
  • Spiritual Care
  • Volunteer Services
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Insurance Accepted

Estimate Your Cost of Care

Baylor Scott & White Health is an advocate for greater healthcare pricing transparency and patient affordability. We provide a self-service price estimation tool to help you obtain accurate out-of-pocket expense estimates, along with other helpful resources to help you make more informed financial choices about your care.

Dining Options

Sunshine Café

The Sunshine Café offers a variety of dining options, including a variety of made-from-scratch hot meals, panini station, salad bar, burgers, jumbo hot dogs, nachos, pre-made salads and sandwiches, homemade desserts and fresh-cut fruit. We also provide a cook-to-order sauté station with daily features, such as stir fry, pad Thai, pasta bars, baked potato bars, flatbread salads, ravioli bar etc.

The Cafe is located on the ground floor of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's – Temple.

Weekday Hours

  • Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Panini Station: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • To-Go items (pre-made sandwiches, pizza, etc.): 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weekend and Holiday Hours

  • Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Gift Shop

A selection of more than 300 toys, games, books and stuffed animals is available for children of all ages at our Starflower Gift Shop, as well as cards, candles and home decor.

Gift delivery to patient rooms is available by calling 254.935.4127. Credit cards are accepted.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Located on the first floor of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's – Temple.

All proceeds benefit programs at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's – Temple.

Visiting Hours

All adult visitors to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center – Temple are required to have a photo ID.

Parents are welcome at all times, day or night. One parent may also spend the night in a child’s room. Friends and relatives, including brothers and sisters, may visit between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., seven days a week.

If your child is admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, your nurse will review some additional guidelines for visitation to best support your child and your family during their stay in the unit.

Ronald McDonald Family Room

The Ronald McDonald Family Room is a suite designed as a safe zone just for parents. Here, parents can unwind and recharge their batteries away from the traditional hospital environment while remaining close to their child. The room is conveniently located next to the front concierge desk on the first floor.

In additional, overnight lodging is available at Ronald McDonald House in Temple.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is located on the first floor of McLane Children’s Hospital, across from Admitting and adjacent to the Ronald McDonald Family Room. We offer information services and computer stations for patients and their families, as well as for our staff.

We also offer wi-fi connection for our patients and visitors.


An ATM is located near the entrance of the Sunshine Cafe.

Spiritual Care

We all recognize the importance and value of spiritual care during times of illness and stress. For parents and patients of Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's – Temple, our department of pastoral care is ready to support you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.


Volunteer Services

Volunteers help us greet and direct visitors and patients to their appointments, deliver gifts to patients, staff the information desk and refreshment kiosks, assist family members in the ICU and day surgery waiting areas and staff the gift shop.


MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Insurance Accepted

Baylor Scott & White Health has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple offers pediatric expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Epileptology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Mental Health
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level IV 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


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.

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. 

Emergency Medicine

Our 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.


Pediatric epileptologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy in children. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the electrical activities within the brain, and is diagnosed if the child has two or more unprovoked seizures. 

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 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.


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 Unit (Level IV NICU)

The Level IV NICU at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple 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.

  • Become a volunteer

    Volunteers help us greet and direct visitors and patients to their appointments, deliver gifts to patients, staff the information desk and refreshment kiosks, assist family members in the ICU and day surgery waiting areas and staff the gift shop.

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