Children’s Emergency Care

If your child needs emergency medical care, choose Adventist HealthCare. Your loved one will get help fast from experts in a setting designed especially for children.

If you or a loved one need emergency medical care, call 9-1-1.

24-Hour Pediatric Emergency Care

Feel peace of mind knowing Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center’s Pediatric Emergency Department in Rockville, Maryland, is ready to handle any emergency 24/7. Benefit from access to:

When to Take Your Child to the ER

Get medical care right away if your child has:

  • Bleeding that’s severe or won’t stop
  • Breathing problems caused by conditions such as asthma, croup and pneumonia
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pain that’s severe or doesn’t go away
  • Seizure
  • Trauma, an injury such as a concussion, broken bone, severe burn or other wound
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that’s severe or won’t stop

Fevers in Children

If your baby is younger than three months old and has a fever higher than 100.4°F, take them to the ER. If your child is older, they should get emergency care if their fever is 102°F or higher.

Your Child’s Care Team

Expect exceptional care because our board certified doctors, surgeons and nurses have advanced training in pediatric emergency care and treat thousands of children each year. Your child’s care team may include:

  • Anesthesiologists – Specialize in anesthesia, a medicine that numbs part of the body or makes you sleep to prevent pain
  • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) – Treat emergencies such as traumatic injuries
  • Nurse practitioners (NPs) – Registered nurses with additional education
  • Physician assistants (PAs) – Licensed to give care under the guidance of a doctor
  • Radiologists – Use imaging scans such as X-rays to see the inside of the body
  • Respiratory therapists – Diagnose and treat conditions that affect breathing
  • You and your child are the most important members of the care team. Trust that we’ll communicate with your child’s primary care provider, answer your questions and offer support.

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