Pediatric emergency care, close to home
In Austin, Texas, Dell Children’s Medical Center’s pediatric emergency department delivers 24/7 emergency care for kids with serious illness and injuries. We are the only pediatric Level I Trauma Center in Central Texas. This means we deliver the highest level of critical care for children in the region. We listen to quickly understand your child’s health needs. Then, we provide care that’s right for your child and your family. Our board-certified emergency care doctors and care teams are specially trained in pediatric emergency protocols and deliver advanced life-saving services. We know emergencies can be scary for kids so our pediatric ER was designed with children and families in mind. Colorful waiting areas and exam rooms help put your child at ease, and we use specially designed equipment made just for children. From the moment you walk through the door, we deliver compassionate care to help your family through an emergency.
Caring for sudden, serious illness and injuries in children
Getting colds, bumps and bruises are all part of being a kid. When an illness becomes more severe or your child has a major injury, it may be time to take your child to the ER. Getting the emergency care your child needs when they need it is an important decision. Symptoms and signs that your child needs emergency care include:
- Trouble breathing
- Blue face & lips or pale coloring
- Chest pain
- Major injury or broken bone
- Severe allergic reaction
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea
- High fever
- Animal bite
- Other serious illness or injury
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.