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Pediatric emergency services

Few things are more stressful for a parent than a child that needs emergency medical care. Children’s Hospital understands how difficult this is for you and is committed to giving your child with the highest level of care possible while providing your family with honest and trustworthy information. We have employed a skilled team of multidisciplinary professionals who are ready to apply their knowledge and skills to children in need.

We have two pediatric emergency departments in the New Orleans area. One at the hospital’s main campus in Uptown New Orleans and one at West Jefferson Medical Center on the West Bank.

Main campus

Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
200 Henry Clay Avenue, New Orleans, 70118

Located on Children’s Hospital’s main campus, the Jack M. Weiss Emergency Care Center provides a complete range of services treating children from birth through age 21. The Emergency Department (ED) is the largest pediatric emergency department in Louisiana, seeing more than 50,000 patients per year, and is staffed with board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians and pediatric nurses all working together to provide comprehensive patient and family-centered care. The staff is prepared to care for children with any type of injury, medical or surgical emergency, and those who are critically ill. The ED has access to over 40 pediatric specialties, including emergency pediatric dental care, in order to provide the best care possible to every child. Patients from other facilities can be transported by fixed wing aircraft, helicopter or ambulance. The ED has 33 beds and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To contact the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital, call 504.899.9511.

West Bank campus

Pediatric Emergency Department at West Jefferson Medical Center
1101 Medical Center Blvd, Marrero, Louisiana, 70072

The Pediatric Emergency Department at West Jefferson Medical Center is a 7-bed, dedicated pediatric emergency department available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The center is staffed with Children’s Hospital board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians and pediatric nurses all working together to provide comprehensive patient and family-centered care in a community setting. The ED is equipped to take care of a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. in the case that the child needs a higher level of care or admission to the hospital, the child will be stabilized and transferred to the main campus location.

To contact the pediatric emergency department at West Jeff, call 504.349.1555.

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