There are a few true pediatric emergencies that are best handled in an Emergency Room as they have the staff and resources available to tend to your child’s medical needs in an acute situation. We are more than happy to handle many urgent conditions that arise, but for your child’s safety our physician staff will sometimes direct you to an Emergency Room. These will include situations that may require emergency allergic reaction treatment, trauma requiring prompt x-ray or surgery consult, severe airway and breathing problems, severe head trauma, and cuts needing stitches.
These and other such situations may undergo dangerous delay by calling us or coming here first. Our strongest interest is your child’s well-being and safety, and in these rare instances the best place for your child is an Emergency Room. Please contact your local emergency response dispatch by dialing 911. We will always follow up with your ER visit to ensure that we are kept abreast on the situation and care being provided.