International Patient Care

As a world-renowned leader in pediatric healthcare, Lurie Children’s has established medical and surgical leadership that provide cutting-edge and thorough treatments for the most complex pediatric needs, including:

Our care teams include not only physicians, surgeons and nurses, but also a wide range of support services, such as pediatric anesthesiologists, social workers, child life specialists, pharmacists and clinical nutritionists. Including various expert perspectives on one team gives our patients the most comprehensive care possible.

Our partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), which are adult care-focused institutions, allow us to serve all of the needs of our international patients as well as their family members.

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Interpreting Services

We also have interpreters on staff to make sure families and doctors can easily communicate. Our team provides immediate access to interpreters through a combination of in-person, video or telephonic interpretation.

We can interpret most languages, with close to 200 languages available from any hospital phone. Our network of external language service providers have been able to successfully provide interpreters in even the rarest languages. 


Telemedicine currently provides immediate, interactive access via videoconferencing to virtually any of Lurie Children’s more than 1,000 pediatric specialists. This technology has been used around the world to diagnose infants with serious congenital heart diseases, interpret thousands of medical imaging exams, and help assess, stabilize and treat critically ill children.

About Our Hospital

In the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Children’s Hospitals, Lurie Children’s continues to be the top hospital in Illinois, ranking in 9 specialties.

All of our spaces were built with kids in mind. With evidence-based design from research on healing spaces, our building is made to help kids heal faster. Take a tour around our facility. 

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Who We Are

Lurie Children's provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.

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