Children's ER: Child-Focused, Family-Centered

Pediatric ER St. Louis

The pediatric emergency unit is staffed 24-7 by pediatric nurses and St. Louis Children's Hospital (Washington University) pediatricians dedicated to the health needs and comfort of children and their families. Features of the new unit include:

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • 6 inpatient beds that allow physicians to admit children overnight for observation or treatment
  • A spacious play area
  • Waiting area
  • Computers available for family use
  • A child-friendly nautical theme throughout the unit, complete with fish tanks, a lighthouse and sailboat accents

An "Ouchless" Emergency Unit

Developed by Children’s Hospital emergency medicine physicians, the “ouchless” emergency unit employs a variety of techniques—including the use of nitrous oxide—to ensure patients experience as little discomfort as possible.

Conditions Treated

The pediatric emergency unit is designed to care for children with a variety of injuries and illnesses. Each patient receives ongoing assessment and diagnostic treatment. Throughout the course of patient care, radiology and laboratory services are also available, if required. In cases where more urgent care is needed, the staff will quickly arrange for patient transport to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Ease of Access, Free Parking

It’s very easy for families to access Children’s Hospital at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. The unit is located on the first floor of the new East Pavilion building on the eastern end of the Medical Center. Parking is FREE and the lot is directly next to the East Pavilion. There is a separate entrance for the pediatric unit.


Click here for a referral to a Washington University pediatric specialist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, or call the St. Louis Children's Hospital Answer Line at (800) 678-KIDS.

Important Phone Numbers

  • 314-996-KIDS (5437) Emergency/Inpatient Unit
  • 314-996-6639 Nursery
  • 314-996-5571 Special Care Nursery
  • 314-996-7412 Radiology
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