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Tulane Medical Center
Tulane Lakeside

Pediatric Emergency Services

Pediatric ER in New Orleans

When your child needs emergency care, you want to see a doctor who specializes in kids. You want an environment where your child feels comfortable and safe. You want experienced nurses who provide plenty of TLC. You want the Tulane Medical Center Pediatric ER.

As a parent, you can take comfort in knowing we’re ready for to provide the specialized care kids need. The National Pediatric Readiness Project represents a national initiative sponsored by the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMSC) to ensure that emergency departments are ready to care for children. ERs were asked to take an assessment regarding available resources for the care of children and received a score based on a 100 point scale. Tulane Medical Center Pediatric ER in New Orleans scored 100 percent, well above the Louisiana average of 63 percent.

When your child is sick or hurting, you don’t want to wait. Check our average ER wait times on this site or by texting “ER” to 23000.

In the event of a potentially life-threatening medical emergency, do not try to drive your child to the nearest emergency room. Call 911 for transportation to the closest ER.

Pediatric emergency care at Tulane Medical Center

We know kids are different, which is why we don’t just provide them with the medical care they need, but give them the comfort and support they need while they are at our emergency room.

Our specialized children's emergency room has a highly trained staff of kid-friendly physicians and nurses available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. At our pediatric ER, you can expect:

  • Doctors, nurses and other specialists who are specially trained to care for children
  • The most accurate and effective use of medications for children
  • Medical equipment specially calibrated and designed children
  • Lower than average ER wait times

You can rest a little easier knowing Tulane Medical Center's caregivers consistently provide the level of care and comfort you demand as a parent.

ER or urgent care?

Do you know what level of care your child needs? How do you know if it’s a real emergency? Knowing where to go when your children need medical attention can make all the difference during those crucial moments of crisis. By following this ER vs urgent care guide, you can be more knowledgeable about how best to care for your child when illness or injuries happen.