What We Treat

At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, our team of pediatric-trained doctors and surgeons treats a broad range of conditions, including some of the rarest and most complex. Some of the conditions we treat, include:

  • Anemia
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Cancer
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Craniofacial disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye conditions
  • Genital disorders
  • Hand conditions
  • Heart conditions
  • Hemophilia
  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Microtia
  • Musculoskeletal system problems
  • Scoliosis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Thalassemia
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Other conditions

Services We Offer

A wide range of programs

No matter what your child’s health condition, you can be confident in our experience and skill in treating it. We provide world-class care in more than 60 pediatric specialties and offer a variety of programs to families from outside the United States, including:

  • Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center: This center is ranked among the top 10 pediatric cancer programs in the U.S. Our team is experienced in treating children with all forms of cancer and blood disorders, from the most common to those rarely seen outside top centers.
  • Center for Craniofacial Disorders: Our team leverages the most advanced technologies with extensive, outcome-based research and treatments to care for children with a full range of craniofacial conditions.
  • Heart Center: The heart center treats more than 37,000 children annually. Our nationally ranked program provides treatment as well as diagnostic and management services for congenital and acquired heart defects.
  • Neurosciences Program: Our nationally recognized program provides care to children with brain disorders, such as epilepsy and brain tumors.
  • Ophthalmology Program (eye): Our experienced team has special training in the medical and surgical treatment of children with common and complex eye conditions.
  • Orthopaedic Program: As one of the largest and most comprehensive pediatric programs in the country, the orthopaedics team at Children's manages a high volume of outpatient visits each year across all specialties.
  • Rehabilitation Services: Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), our Comprehensive Inpatient Rehab Unit (CIRU) is one of the largest pediatric facilities in the U.S.
  • Transplant Center: We are one of the top 5 largest pediatric transplant programs in the U.S., with patient survival rates that are above the national average.
  • Urology Program: Our nationally ranked program has a team specially trained to treat children with a full range of genital and urinary tract disorders.

Our Unique Approach

At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, we are 100 percent committed to kids. We’re fully equipped to diagnose, treat and support your child. Our pediatric doctors, specialists and nurses understand that children’s medical and emotional needs are different from adults. We use specialized equipment and techniques to provide the care kids need to thrive. Every member of our team has just one focus—help your child get better faster, so your family can go home sooner.

Support services

In addition to our pediatric staff and facilities, we also offer the following support services to our international families:

  • Translation and interpreting services: We have a team of translators who are highly qualified in the field of pediatric medical interpretation.
  • Financial counseling: Our counselors can help families estimate their medical and travel expenses, and understand their insurance benefits and obligations.
  • Single point of contact: Your family will be given a main point of contact to help obtain medical records, schedule appointments and coordinate travel and lodging arrangements.

Learn more about what sets Children's apart from other healthcare options

Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria does Children’s have for accepting international patients?

To help ensure the most successful outcomes possible for our international patients, we use a list of criteria to determine if a patient is eligible to receive care at Children's. Some of our criteria include:

Personal transportation to and from medical appointments

  • The child's primary caregiver is responsible for arranging all necessary passports, Visas or other international travel documents prior to visiting Children's.
  • The child's primary caregiver is required to accompany the patient to Children's, and must remain the primary caretaker upon returning home, unless a qualified substitute caretaker is deemed acceptable by Children's.

Financial means

  • The child's primary caregiver must ensure that arrangements to pay for hospital, physician and other medical costs associated with the healthcare received at Children's are secured before your child's evaluation.

What information do I need to have available before contacting Children’s?

To best serve you and your family, we encourage you to gather as much of the following information as possible, including the child’s:

  • Name and date of birth
  • Legal guardian’s name, address, phone and relationship to child
  • Diagnosis, symptoms and any current and past treatment plans 
  • Lab, pathology and radiology (X-ray, MRI, CT) reports
  • Primary care physician, referring physician and contact information 
  • Insurance information such as the provider’s name and phone number and a copy of your insurance card
  • Payment plan, if he or she does not have insurance coverage

Whom can I contact?

Email international@choa.org or call 404-785-2432.

What types of payment does Children’s accept?

We accept cash, major credit cards and wire transfers.

Does Children’s accept international insurance?

Contact your insurance provider to learn more about your international benefits. We can also investigate and help you understand your benefits.

What lodging accommodations are available?

Temporary housing options are offered to families traveling internationally. The costs of these housing options have been negotiated at a significant discount. Some, like the two local Ronald McDonald Houses and the Mason Guest House, are offered at little or no cost. We will help you with the screening and selection process.

Atlanta is also home to a variety of hotels suited to fit many needs.

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