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Pediatric Emergencies

24/7 ER for Children

The ER can be a scary place for kids. As a parent, you need the assurance of compassionate, expert care. That’s why we strive to give you peace of mind that your little one receives the best possible care in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment.

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Sheila McMorrow, MD, medical director, oversees The Children's Hospital pediatric ER dedicated to treating emergent needs of infants, toddlers and adolescents.

What makes a pediatric ER different?

Our Pediatric Emergency Room is designed to care for children. You benefit from:

  • 24/7 board certified and fellowship trained team of pediatric emergency physicians
  • Direct access to the onsite pediatricians and pediatric specialists at The Children’s Hospital
  • Short average wait times
  • Peace of mind with experts specially trained to take care of children in an emergency
  • Kid-friendly rooms and smaller equipment



We serve families all over Middle Tennessee

Our pediatric care doesn’t stop downtown - we’re proud to serve communities all across Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky and our child-friendly ERs are closer than you think! Our connected family of TriStar ERs gives your child access to the pediatric resources here at The Children's Hospital for seamless coordination of care when you need it most.

If you think your child might be experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Common Pediatric Emergencies

If you think your child might be experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.