Emergency Care

Emergency Care Exclusively for Kids in the Tampa Bay Area

BayCare's pediatric emergency departments were designed with your child’s health and well-being in mind. Our physicians are board certified in both pediatrics and emergency medicine, providing complete trauma* care for children.

Our Pediatric Emergency Centers


Mease Countryside Hospital
3231 McMullen Booth Road
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
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St. Joseph's Hospital-South
6901 Simmons Loop
Riverview, FL 33578
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*While all of BayCare’s emergency rooms are able to treat children, should your child require additional treatment, our pediatric transport team can pick up children from any area hospital and quickly transport them to Steinbrenner Emergency Trauma Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa.

Child Life Specialists

A great asset to our emergency and intensive care units, Child Life Specialists at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital help children learn about their surroundings and procedures without fear. They help explain diagnoses and procedures and use play techniques to distract and calm our young patients, their siblings, and sometimes their parents too!

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Pediatric Emergency Services

When to Go
How to Prepare
Pediatric and Neonatal Transport Service
HIE Cooling
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU)

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