Pediatric Care

Babies and children often require specialized health care, which is why the Village Emergency Centers offers pediatric emergency care for babies, children, and adolescents. They aren’t just medical providers, as many of them are parents and relatives with a shared goal to provide compassionate pediatric care for the local community. You can trust the Village Emergency Centers provide top quality, 24-hour emergency pediatric care for you and your family.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is health care that’s centered around babies, children, and adolescents.

Regular pediatric care is different from emergency pediatric care. It involves checkups, preventive care, diagnostic testing, and the treatment of minor ailments and conditions that aren’t considered an emergency or life-threatening.

What is emergency or critical pediatric care?

Critical pediatric care is for babies, children, and adolescents in immediate need of medical intervention, priority care, and careful monitoring by a medical professional.

The Village Emergency Centers coordinates emergency care with their skilled team of doctors and specialists. They use special treatments and techniques designed for pediatrics and are highly experienced in treating babies and newborns.

Since children are smaller and still growing, specialized pediatric care in an emergency situation is crucial.

Pediatric critical care specialists have additional training in pediatric emergencies and treating children from birth through adolescence. They typically provide an array of services for emergency situations, including:

  • Placing special catheters in blood vessels
  • Supervision of children on respirators and breathing machines
  • Diagnosis of children with an unstable, life-threatening condition
  • Thorough monitoring and observation before, during, and after treatment

Children can’t always articulate what’s concerning or hurting them, or answer a medical question. The pediatric specialists at Village Emergency Centers know how to best communicate with and understand children and their medical needs, using compassion, specialized treatment methods, and medical equipment specially designed for children.

What are the common reasons for emergency pediatric care visits?

Some of the most common reasons for emergency pediatric care visits include:

  • Burns
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Lacerations
  • Cold and flu
  • Ear infections
  • Asthma attacks
  • Abdominal pain
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Conjunctivitis, or pink eye

The Village ER prioritizes children to allow for immediate medical attention.

The team understands that children often feel anxious and scared during a doctor visit, so they offer a designated, child-friendly examination room to help them feel more safe and comfortable.

The facility is also fully supplied with kid-friendly toys and books to keep your child entertained.

The Village Emergency Centers specialists are trained in every aspect of pediatric emergency care and keep their doors open to provide round-the-clock care to patients.


Words from our patients

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    "I went for difficulty breathing and was seen right away. Even during shift change everyone was very attentive and made sure that I was all right."

    Rosie B.
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    "Best emergency care facility for minor services we needed. The staff is knowledgeable in professional medical care and would recommend this location to my friends."

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    "I don't ever want to be in an ER again but if I have to, I will definitely head straight to River Oaks."

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    "I would recommend this place to anyone with kids! They are the best. Thank you River Oaks staff for taking great care of my little one and alleviating my anxiety."

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    "Definitely the best ER in town. I was here for severe abdominal pain. They saw me within 5 minutes of me signing in."

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    "I visited River Oaks Emergency Center in the middle of the night for medical assistance. The doctor and nurse on duty saw me immediately."

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    "I'll go back to this place because they care. Thanks folks for taking care of me when I came by."

    David C.
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    "This place actually helped me to start to heal permanently. I would recommend this place to anyone who asked."

    Kelly H.
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    "Quick and easy! All the staff was so nice to my son and myself. Doctor was also very helpful and I felt he was trustworthy right away."

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    "This place is amazing! And we were treated like we weren't being rushed. Thanks Katy ER for the great service! Definitely recommend this place!"

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    "Amazing medical team! I️ had early appendicitis and the nurses and doctor made sure I️ had everything I️ needed and then some."

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    "Great staff! Super quick and easy. Clean and comfortable environment. Would recommend to anyone needing a quick doctor visit."

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    "Wouldn't think of going to an ER as a pleasant experience but this was the best! The staff was courteous and professional."

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    "By far, this is the cleanest medical facility I've ever seen and their waiting room was warm and inviting."

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    "I came here today with what I thought was a fractured wrist. No wait at all when I walked in aside from the normal paperwork. Staff was very friendly."

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