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Pediatric emergency care

Specialized staff provide pediatric emergency care in a pediatric-friendly emergency room (ER). Highly trained pediatric doctors and nurses use child-sized medical equipment to evaluate and treat your child for medical emergencies.

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Pediatric emergency room (ER) in Nashville, Tennessee

When you need compassionate, experienced emergency care for your child, you'll find it here.

At The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial, we strive to give you peace of mind with emergency care that meets your child's specific needs. An emergency room can be a scary place, but ours is designed to make you and your children feel more comfortable while they receive the best care possible.

Need a physician referral?

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

TriStar MedLine can help. We are available by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 7:00pm CST.

Our pediatric emergency services

Our pediatric emergency department is a part of a larger hospital network and is equipped to offer many services just for kids.

Pediatric emergency care at The Children's Hospital

Our specialized staff provides pediatric-friendly emergency care. Highly trained pediatric doctors and nurses use child-sized medical equipment to evaluate and treat your child for medical emergencies.

Our children's emergency room

You and your child will benefit from:

  • A 24/7 board-certified and fellowship-trained team of pediatric emergency physicians
  • Direct access to our on-site pediatricians and pediatric specialists
  • Short average wait times
  • Experts trained to take care of children in an emergency
  • Kid-friendly rooms with equipment designed for children
  • Child life services to help your child understand what is happening and why
Sensory-friendly program

We are proud to offer sensory-friendly rooms at our pediatric ER. These rooms have adaptable lights and monitors with adjustable sound controls. Additionally, all of our emergency room physicians, nurses and staff are trained in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensitive to environmental and communication concerns.

If your child has ASD or another communication disorder, please notify the receptionists when you arrive. You can fill out a questionnaire that will help us identify ways we can best care for your family.

Specialized pediatric services

Because our pediatric emergency department is a part of a larger hospital network, we offer many services just for kids. Some of these specialty areas include:

Neonatal intensive care

If your baby was born critically ill or prematurely, the team at our Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is ready to help them heal. We provide comprehensive critical care for babies born at less than 32 weeks of gestation. We also offer 24/7 monitoring for parents and a multidisciplinary team of neonatology specialists.

Children's care in the TriStar Health network

Our pediatric care does not stop downtown — we are proud to serve communities all across Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky. Our connected TriStar Health family gives your child access to the pediatric resources here at The Children's Hospital for seamless coordination of care when you need it most.

Getting to the pediatric ER

The pediatric emergency room is located in The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial.

Locating us

When you arrive, you will come through the pediatric emergency room entrance located on Patterson Street. We have a covered drop-off area and parking spots conveniently located next to the entrance. When you walk inside, please check in at the front desk. You and your child will either be taken back to triage or asked to wait in the waiting room.


The Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Room

Learn more about the services offered at our Pediatric ER.

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