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Emergency Medicine

For referral and assistance call:
Emergency Services (361) 694-5100
or Child Protection Team (361) 694-CARE (2273)


Description of Service:


Fully equipped Emergency Department staffed 24 hours a day by dedicated pediatric specialists to provide comprehensive services for a broad range of conditions from simple acute pediatric problems to complex critical emergencies, including:
  • Acute asthma
  • Burns
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Dehydration
  • Ingestions
  • Near drowning
  • Seizures
  • All minor & major injuries

Close collaboration with Transport Services, PICU and other pediatric subspecialists.

Trauma Coordinator:

Coordinates all aspects of Trauma Care to ensure the traumatized child receives the best care possible. Facilitates participation in data collection programs, including:
  • NEISS - National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a program of the National Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • State Trauma Registry

For information on our Child Protection Team, please refer to Child Abuse Resource & Evaluation.

Contact Information


Driscoll Children's Hospital
Emergency Medicine

3533 South Alameda
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411

Phone: (361) 694-5100

For referral and assistance:
Emergency Services (361) 694-5100
Child Protection Team (361) 694-CARE (2273)


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