Pediatric emergency room (ER) in Augusta, Georgia

Our pediatric emergency room (ER) offers prompt, thorough treatment to children experiencing a serious illness or injury. Our pediatric emergency specialists are experts at providing compassionate, 24/7 care to children of all ages.

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Compassionate care in our kids emergency room

The ER can be a frightening place for a child and their family. We also know that a child's ER visit may be the first time they go to a hospital. That's why, at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, our pediatric ER, pediatric inpatient unit and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) provide a welcoming and kid-friendly environment. Additionally, our pediatric emergency specialists do everything they can to offer compassionate care, guidance and support to our youngest patients.

Our pediatric ER services

Some of the unique offerings and services our pediatric ER provides include:

  • 24/7 pediatric emergency care services
  • A Pediatric ER Medical Director and dedicated pediatric ER physicians
  • A pediatric inpatient unit and a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) with dedicated staff members monitoring and caring for children 24/7
  • Child life specialists who support and inform our young patients and their caregivers
  • Dedicated beds for our patients in need of pediatric emergency care
  • Electronic devices in each room to keep children entertained

The most common pediatric emergency cases we treat

Our pediatric ER team and facility are equipped to handle a wide range of critical illnesses and emergency medical conditions, including:

  • Acute traumatic injuries
  • Allergic reactions
  • Chronic, recurrent illnesses, such as asthma
  • Dehydration
  • Infectious conditions, such as:
    • Acute gastroenteritis
    • Colds
    • Croup
    • Bronchiolitis
  • Seizures
  • Severe burns

Our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

Our PICU offers nurturing support and state-of-the-art care for children in critical condition. The pediatric intensive care team diagnoses and treats children with life-threatening, critical illnesses. We also collaborate with pediatric subspecialists to treat children who need advanced, specialized care.