West Central Florida's only pediatric ER
Oak Hill Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Care Center is staffed with board-certified pediatricians, emergency nurses and pediatric emergency nurses, so you can be sure that your child is getting the care that they need.
Our pediatric emergency care team is committed to patient-centered care that extends to those without a strong voice. That's because patient-centered care means giving every patient - regardless of age - the chance to be heard, and for some - a hand to hold.
The Pediatric Emergency Care Center is open from 11am - 11pm, seven days a week. If you think your child may be experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or 911.
Designed with children in mind
Our pediatric ER was designed with attention to the small details that make a big difference. We provide care in eight private treatment rooms to protect a child's privacy and accommodate family members. Our treatment and activity area is separate from the emergency area, preventing children from witnessing potentially alarming adult emergencies. If the need arises, a four-bed secure pediatric unit is right upstairs.
We do our best to minimize a child's pain, discomfort and anxiety. Whenever possible, we use "ouch-less" techniques when delivering care, such as apply special numbing medicine to the child's skin to reduce pain from a needle. Our child-friendly decor, child-sized furniture, and activity room stocked with toys, games and colorful artwork brighten the experience for patients and siblings.
Because children are not just small adults, we use child-sized equipment, gowns, IVs, airway management tools, and other medical necessities. Our state-of-the-art diagnostics and technology delivers low-dose radiation at high speeds. We also use a medication management system that considers the child's age and weight to confirm exact medication dosage. All procedures are performed under the direct supervision of an emergency medicine physician.
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