Pediatric Trauma

UMC's partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center allows for Texas Tech's Department of Surgery to provide surgical care for the injured patient (including trauma surgeons, critical care coverage, burn surgeons and neurosurgeons).

UMC Children's Hospital offers many resources for families, such as the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's Center for Superheroes, a Patient Family Advocacy Council, injury prevention programs and pediatric trauma outreach and education.

An integral part of the recovery process is rehabilitation. UMC provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Safe Riders Car Seat Safety Program


Accidents (unintentional injuries) are the number one cause of death in children, according to the CDC. And three out of four car seats are installed wrong. Having a car seat, and making sure it's installed properly, can help lessen the chances of death in an accident.

UMC Trauma and Burn Services now offers a program through the Safe Riders Traffic Safety Program. This program allows us to provide low income families with a free car seat.

  • Free car seats are available for self-certified low income families--there is no application or proof of income needed.

  • Recipients only need to attend a free car seat safety class to get one.

  • If you're in need of a car seat call us at 806.761.0660.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all group classes are temporarily cancelled. However, feel free to schedule a virtual class by calling 806.761.0660.

Car seat safety checkups

In conjunction with this program, UMC Trauma and Burn Services offers free car seat checks for the public. 
Call 806.761.0660 to set up an appointment.

We also periodically host free car seat safety check events for the public. Check our social media pages, or call 806.761.0660 to see when our next safety event is.

 We are honored to provide these services to you at no cost.

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