Children's Health
 
 

Children's Health Services in Safety Harbor, Florida

Families in Pasco and Pinellas counties can receive top-notch pediatric care at Mease Countryside Hospital. Thanks to the partnership with St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, Tampa's only children's hospital, your child can get expert pediatric care exclusively for kids close to home.

Our pediatric services include the following:

We also have a Children’s Wellness and Safety Center and always appreciate volunteers in our Patient and Family Advisors program.

Statistics

2017 Statistics:

Founded in 1977 in Dunedin; later moved to Mease Countryside Hospital campus
Beds: 15
Discharges: 930
ER Visits: 8,489
Outpatient Surgeries: 199

St. Joseph’s Children’s Specialty Center Location
Morton Plant Mease Professional Center North
3253 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 725-6966
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Learn more about children's health services at BayCare.

For more information or a physician referral, call (888) 487-0183 or find a doctor near you. 

Emergency Care Exclusively for Kids

When your child needs emergency care due to illness or injury, it can be a frightening experience. The Jacobsen ER at Mease Countryside Hospital is designed to make the visit to the ER calm, and less scary to the child and the whole family.

  • Our emergency physicians and nurses specialize in treating children and are available 24/7.
  • Our ER has specialized equipment to diagnose and treat kids. 
  • A Child Life specialist is available to help explain diagnosis and procedures and use play techniques to distract and calm our young patients.
  • Our waiting area is separated from the adult waiting area and is designed for kids

If necessary, we can arrange for transfer to the Steinbrenner Children's Emergency and Trauma Center at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - Level III

For babies who are born in our hospital early, who have problems during delivery, or who develop problems while still in the hospital, we offer peace of mind with neonatal intensive care unit, sometimes called a special care nursery.

Offering a high-level of specialty newborn care, Mease Countryside Hospital has a 10-bed level III unit. Our level III NICU can provide care for babies:

  • Born early at 28 weeks or less
  • Weighing at least 1000 grams (2.2 pounds)
  • Needing advanced respiratory support

Caring for these babies takes a specialized team of caregivers and advanced technology. Our level III NICU has:

  • 24-hour, in house board-certified neonatologists and nurse practitioners, certified nurses and respiratory therapy staff as well as onsite pediatric medical subspecialists
  • Advanced imaging technology with immediate emergency interpretation
  • Pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists onsite or located at a nearby institution

Our Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Team offers transport to our Level IV NICU St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in a special ambulance, if necessary.

Pediatric Inpatient Unit

Mease Countryside Hospital has 14 semi-private rooms designed to meet children's inpatient medical needs. The pediatric unit is designed to make the hospital stay as pleasant, cozy and non-threatening as possible to the child and the family. Family-centered approach always includes parents in decisions and in the plan of care.

  • One parent can always sleep in the room with child
  • Sophisticated security system with camera surveillance in each room
  • A Child Life Specialist to help children learn about their surroundings and procedures without fear

Visiting Hours

General visiting hours are 10am to 8pm, seven days a week. The Maternity Center welcomes visitors from 9am to 8pm, seven days a week. If our visiting hours do not fit into your schedule, we can make exceptions. Please talk to a nurse for more information.

Caregiver Hours

If you wish to take an active role in your child’s care, special caregiver hours can be arranged. Please talk to a nurse for more information.

Visitor Guidelines

  • No more than 2 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors should not give patients food or drink from outside the hospital without first checking with a nurse. (A patient may be on special dietary restrictions.)
  • Mease Countryside Hospital is a tobacco-free campus. No smoking or tobacco use is permitted on property by team members, physicians, patients, visitors, volunteers or vendors.
  • Those who have a cold or the flu should refrain from visiting.

For more information about Mease Countryside Hospital, contact us at (727) 725-6111.

Outpatient Pediatric Services at the St. Joseph’s Children’s Specialty Center

Through the St. Joseph’s Children’s Specialty Center, patients can access pediatric services and specialties including

For more information or a physician referral, call (888) 487-0183 or find a doctor near you.