Pediatric Emergency - Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola

Pediatric Emergency - Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola

  • Emergency Care - Pediatrics
  • Emergency Care
  • Specialty Care


Open 24 hours


Pediatric Emergency Department

In Pensacola, Florida, care teams at Studer Family Children's Hospital are here for you with 24/7 emergency care and a pediatric trauma center.


Emergencies can strike at any hour. Fortunately, The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with team members who are specially trained in caring for children, using equipment that is specially designed for a child's smaller anatomy.

Emergency care close to home

When you choose Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart for your family's emergency care, you'll get the right care, at the right place and at the right time. When care is needed right away, we're close to where you are with 24/7 care for life-threatening and severe illness and injury — including heart attack, stroke, trauma and more. We listen to quickly understand your health needs. Then, we provide care that's right for you. From the moment you enter the doors, we deliver compassionate care to help you and your loved ones through an emergency.

When your child needs pediatric emergency care, our emergency room provides family-centered care. Children's needs are different from adults, so our doctors and care teams care for kids and their specific needs.

Why Choose the Children's Hospital

When it comes to your child's health, don't settle for less than the best. True pediatric emergency care is more than a colorful room with kid-friendly artwork and toys. Our Pediatric Emergency Room is backed by The Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, the only children's hospital in Northwest Florida, and offers:

  • Pediatric emergency medicine physicians
  • Equipment sized just for infants and children
  • Doctors, practitioners, nurses and support staff who are dedicated to and work only with children
  • Pediatric pharmacy, with pharmacists and staff specially trained in preparing medications for children
  • Onsite fellowship-trained specialists in pediatric radiology and pediatric anesthesia
  • Dedicated Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team
  • Access to more than 120 board-certified physicians across 30 pediatric specialties, including:
    • Allergy
    • Cancer Care
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
    • Endocrinology & Diabetes Care
    • Gastroenterology
    • General & Thoracic Surgery
    • Nephrology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedics
    • Pulmonology
    • Rheumatology
    • Urology

Designed Just For Kids

Taking your child to the emergency room is stressful, so we've gone to great lengths to make our facilities as child-friendly as possible, with a separate waiting area just for kids and their parents and 20 private, brightly decorated rooms to help your child feel as calm and comfortable as possible.

Because children's medical needs are vastly different from those of adults, we offer advanced equipment especially designed for diagnosing and treating medical emergencies in kids, from infants as small as 6 pounds to adolescents up to 18 years of age. To minimize your wait time, lab tests and X-rays are offered inside the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Equipped to handle a wide range of medical problems, our team is made up of surgeons, doctors, nurses, social workers and rehabilitation therapists who have specialized training and expertise in caring for children. Patients requiring additional care beyond the Emergency Room can be admitted to The Children's Hospital, just upstairs. Our medical staff includes doctors trained across 30 pediatric sub-specialties.

We're ready for serious injuries with 24/7 trauma care

When you or a loved one has experienced a life-threatening or traumatic injury, you need immediate, advanced emergency care. The ER at Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola is a pediatric trauma center. When you choose trauma centers at Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Pensacola, you get highly trained trauma surgeons and care teams with the expertise to treat serious injuries. Our care teams work together to provide multidisciplinary, comprehensive emergency medical care. Each trauma center is verified by the American College of Surgeons and/or designated by the State to ensure they are equipped for, and capable of, caring for patients with serious injuries.

Our teams specialize in caring for patients with all severe and life-threatening injuries, including injuries to the brain and spine, broken bones, injuries to internal organs, severe blood loss and shock. They are part of our experienced emergency and critical care teams delivering trauma care using high-tech equipment and techniques. Accidents happen, and when they do, our trauma teams are ready to deliver the care that's right for you. 

Regional Neonatal & Pediatric Transport Services

As Northwest Florida's only pediatric trauma referral center, Ascension Sacred Heart offers medical transportation services – including both ground and air transportation – to bring prematurely born, critically ill and injured babies and children to The Children's Hospital. Learn more.

What to Bring With You

To make your trip to the Pediatric Emergency Room as quick and stress-free as possible, parents are asked to bring the following items:

  • Your child's immunization history
  • Your pediatrician's phone number
  • Information about any conditions or chronic illnesses your child may have
  • (If available) X-rays or lab test results from other hospitals or clinics relating to your child's current illness

Connected to specialized follow-up care

Your care doesn't stop when you leave the ER. Because we're more than emergency care, you will be connected to follow-up care to support your care plan and recovery. We connect you to specialists in cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, and more. Your care team also helps you manage your medications and sends prescriptions to your local pharmacy or through Ascension Rx. And you will always have access to other services at Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart, like imaging and lab.