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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 rooms in Nashville, Tennessee

When your child needs emergency care, our doctors are standing by.

TriStar Health's kid-friendly ERs are staffed 24/7 by teams who are trained to meet your child's needs. We use child-sized equipment to evaluate and treat them quickly and calmly. Our goal is to make your child feel safe and cared for.

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Pediatric emergency conditions we treat

If you believe your child has symptoms requiring medical attention, call your doctor or go to the ER if they have:

  • Breaks, fractures or dislocations
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • High fever
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Severe or chronic pain

Pediatric emergency services we offer

When the unexpected happens, knowing what to do and where to go can give you peace of mind. It is also an important part of getting your child the best care available.

Our children's hospital emergency department

We strive to treat children promptly in a comfortable, compassionate environment. Our goals are to provide short wait times and ensure you have access to:

  • Specialized pediatric emergency doctors
  • Experienced emergency staff
  • Child-friendly facilities
  • Pediatric specialists

When to go to a pediatric emergency room

Children are susceptible to illnesses and injuries, so it can be difficult to know what qualifies as a serious emergency. Many common ailments, such as colds, can be treated at your pediatrician's office or an urgent care clinic. However, if your child is running a high or persistent fever, they may need emergency care.

Call your doctor or go to the emergency room if your child is:

  • Three months old or younger and has a fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Between three months and three years old and has a fever greater than 102 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Three years old or older and has a fever greater than 102 degrees Fahrenheit that lasts more than two days

If your child is having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Where do we go for pediatric emergencies?

When the unexpected happens, knowing what to do and where to go can give you peace of mind. It is also an important part of getting your child the best care available.

TriStar Health emergency departments throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky offer pediatric care. However, we also have two that are specially equipped and staffed for pediatric emergencies. Those emergency rooms are located at:

One of our pediatric ERs

Completed in 2017, our pediatric ER at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial Hospital is staffed by full-time, board-certified pediatric emergency physicians. Its 6,000 square feet houses seven beds and advanced technology specifically designed to treat children.
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