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

The pediatric emergency unit at Missouri Baptist Medical Center is staffed 24-7 by specialty-trained 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 pediatric unit include:

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • 6 inpatient beds that allow physicians to admit children overnight for observation or treatment

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 specialized pediatric 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 East Pavilion building on the eastern end of the medical center. The pediatric emergency department is adjacent to the adult department. Parking is readily available in the nearby Emergency lot and is FREE.

Online Check In

When your child is sick or hurt, waiting in the waiting room can be stressful. Now, you can register online and wait at home until your estimated treatment time. 

In a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.

Only use our online scheduling if:

  • You are certain you can safely wait at home with no risk to your child's health.
  • Your child is between 6 months – 18 years; if your child is younger than 6 months, you should go to the emergency room immediately.


For a referral to a Washington University pediatric specialist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, 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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