Emergency Care

Emergency Care Exclusively for Kids

BayCare's pediatric emergency departments were designed with your child’s health and well-being in mind. Our physicians are board certified in pediatric emergency medicine, providing specialized care to children of all ages.

Why Choose Us

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians

Our pediatric emergency specialists understand the unique medical needs of children. They have years of specialty training in pediatric emergency medicine including pediatric critical care.

Specialized Resources and Support

Our pediatric emergency rooms offer the specialized resources and support needed to properly care for your child. Our entire pediatric emergency team, from the physicians and nurses to the team members in our transport and critical care units, are experts in working together to ensure that your child’s care is the best it can be.

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!

Child-Size Care

Kids aren’t the same size as adults. It’s important for your child to be treated someplace that’s equipped to meet their unique needs. Our child-size care means that we use tools and equipment in a range of sizes to treat the smallest patient to the biggest one. A child’s weight and size are important in determining things like accurate vital signs and appropriate dosage of medicine.

Kid-Friendly Environment

At our pediatric ERs, we treat children in a kid-friendly environment. We use drug-free methods of pain relief and perform procedures without needles when possible. Our entire team is trained to talk to kids like they’re kids, to make them feel safe and comforted..

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
Steinbrenner Children's Emergency & Trauma Center

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.

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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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