Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children

Providence Portland Medical Foundation

The Center for Medically Fragile Children provides round-the-clock care for children with profound and complex medical needs. The Center is the only one in the Pacific Northwest.

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Compassionate care improves lives of children


The Center for Medically Fragile Children is the only pediatric skilled nursing facility in the Pacific Northwest. We provide compassionate 24-hour long-term, short stay, respite, sub-acute and end-of-life care for children and young people with profound disabilities and complex medical needs ranging in age from infancy to 21 years. This includes medical, dental, therapies and enrichment activities.

Your gift will support the programs and services that impact and improve the lives of children and their families.

Closing the gap for compassionate care

Increased operating support would allow us to continue serving every child who needs our care, regardless of public reimbursements through Medicaid or families’ ability to pay.

Respite care for families

Respite care for medically fragile children may be needed for a variety of reasons, such as illness, birth of a sibling, moving or vacation. During a major transition, or specialized medical management, our respite services provide relief and support. 

Therapies and enrichment activities

Therapeutic recreation helps improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual functioning in order to facilitate full participation in life. 

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