St. James Healthcare

Pediatric Emergency Care

If your child is ill or injured, our emergency rooms are ready to care for them. You’ll find kid-focused care in a family-friendly environment, featuring equipment just right for the needs of your children.

Emergency care for children of all ages

Our specially trained doctors and nurses understand how to care for babies and children. We’ll make your kids comfortable and put you at ease.

The benefits of pediatric emergency services include:

  • Doctors and a medical team trained in caring for the medical and emotional needs of children
  • Nurses with pediatric advanced life support (PALS) or emergency nursing pediatric (ENPC) certifications
  • Private treatment rooms designed for evaluating kids in a calming atmosphere
  • Medical equipment right-sized to fit babies and children
  • Support for you and your family from arrival through follow-up care
  • The full resources of our hospital if your child needs to be admitted for monitoring or treatment

Pediatric transport

For critical emergencies, specially trained transport teams are available to transfer seriously ill or injured babies and children to other facilities 24/7 by ambulance or air.

When to go to the ER

It can be hard to know when to go to the emergency room, or when to call your child’s regular doctor. If the condition is not life-threatening, call your child’s doctor for guidance. If you’re not sure, or the condition seems serious, call 911 or take your child to the emergency room.

See when to call 911 for your child.

Prepare for family emergencies

A number of people care for your child, from relatives to babysitters. Advance planning can help get you on the same page when emergencies strike.

Prepare for emergencies with contact forms and resources.

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