When your child faces a health emergency, every single minute counts. Ensuring your child receives the highest quality care is essential, and at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, our dedicated team is available around the clock, seven days a week.
Our Emergency Department, which treats more than 40,000 patients every year, boasts a highly specialized team of physicians, nurses and specialists. They stand prepared to provide expert medical care for your child whenever a health emergency arises. Day or night, we treat all injuries and illnesses from fevers and fractures to brain and spinal injuries.
Within the Emergency Medicine Department, a dedicated trauma coordinator oversees all facets of trauma care, ensuring that every traumatized child receives the best care possible. Additionally, our department maintains a strong partnership with Transport Services, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and various pediatric subspecialties, fostering seamless collaboration to enhance the overall quality of care.
For referral and assistance call DCH Emergency Services at (361) 694-5100, or the Child Protection Team at (361) 694-CARE (2273).
You may be returned to the waiting room until there is an examination room available. For safety, children will be seen in order of medical priority, not by time of arrival.
We appreciate your patience as we attend to the children with the most urgent medical needs first. We value your child’s health, and we will provide medical services as quickly and safely as we can.
Call 361-694-5000 or your