Pediatric Emergency Department
Prompt treatment for emergencies, urgent and non-urgent conditions
Your child’s health and well-being are your most important priority. But even though you may try your best to keep your child healthy and safe, you cannot predict an emergency and it’s not always easy to know exactly what to do when you’re in that emergency situation. Through Hackensack Meridian Health, you can take comfort in knowing that our facilities and hospitals provide your child the most complete, most coordinated care when they need it the most.
Committed to making a frightening experience easier to handle
We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, caring for patients ranging in age from infants to 22 years. Our specialized medical team consists of experienced and highly trained board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, pediatric advanced practice nurses and staff nurses who work together to diagnose and treat children’s injuries and illnesses. From minor emergencies such as sprains, stitches, and stomach illnesses, to more severe emergencies, every child is seen and treated in a timely fashion, by a dedicated team skilled at caring for the unique needs of children.
Common reasons to bring your child to the emergency room
- Respiratory illness (difficulty breathing, wheezing)
- Fever associated with rash, stiff neck, headache
- Large cut requiring stitches
- Head injuries
- Persistent vomiting/diarrhea (signs and symptoms of dehydration)
- Allergic reaction
- Sports related injuries
- Abdominal pain