For families in outlying regions in Texas, as well as across the globe, our telemedicine program provides lower level NICU’s with access to our more than 240 specialists, in real-time.
We have medical-quality videoconferencing and diagnostic equipment as well as secure data sharing capabilities to allow parents and physicians to consult with our staff and address any concerns about the baby in real-time.
How it works
This program allows physicians in these areas to consult on medically fragile children without being moved or transported. With our phone lines staffed 24/7 by nurses, physicians across Texas and the globe can connect with Cook Children's specialists within minutes. If a transport is needed, our Teddy Bear Transport team can get patients here quickly and safely.
Telemedicine provides coordinated care and ease of access that patient families in outlying areas otherwise wouldn't have.
Need to make a referral?
Are you a referring physician wishing to connect with us or one of your patients? Contact our Cook Children’s Direct Connect phone line at 682-885-1940.
Want a second opinion?
If you are interested in scheduling a tour of our NICU, please call 682-885-4375. You can find information on how to refer a patient or other NICU contact information here.