Pediatric emergency room (ER) in Davidson County

As a parent, you need the assurance of compassionate, expert care when your child is in the ER. That is why we strive to give you peace of mind with emergency care that meets your child's specific needs. At our pediatric ER, you can trust our highly trained pediatric emergency specialists to be there for you and your child.

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Features of our pediatric ER

The ER can be a scary place for kids. Our pediatric ER is designed to make them feel more comfortable while they receive the best care possible. You and your child will benefit from:

  • A 24/7 board-certified and fellowship-trained team of pediatric emergency physicians
  • Direct access to our on-site pediatricians and pediatric specialists
  • Short average wait times
  • Experts trained to take care of children in an emergency
  • Kid-friendly rooms with equipment designed for children
  • Child life services, to help your child understand what is happening and why

Sensory-friendly program

We are proud to offer sensory-friendly rooms at our pediatric ER. These rooms have adaptable lights and monitors with adjustable sound controls. Additionally, all of our ER physicians, nurses and staff are trained in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and sensitive to environmental and communication concerns.

If your child has ASD or another communication disorder, please notify the receptionists when you arrive at the ER. You can fill out a questionnaire that will help us identify ways we can best care for your family.

Children's care in the TriStar Health network

Our pediatric care does not stop downtown - we are proud to serve communities all across Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky. Our connected family of TriStar Health ERs gives your child access to the pediatric resources here at The Children's Hospital for seamless coordination of care when you need it most.

Specialized pediatric services

Because our pediatric ER is a part of a larger hospital network, we offer many services just for kids. Some of these specialty areas include:

Getting to the pediatric ER

The pediatric ER is located in The Children's Hospital at the following address:

2220 Patterson St.
Nashville, TN 37203

When you arrive, you will come through the pediatric ER entrance located on Patterson Street. We have a covered drop-off area and parking spots conveniently located next to the entrance. When you walk inside, please check in at the front desk. You and your child will either be taken back to triage or asked to wait in the waiting room.

Pediatric emergency care at TriStar Health

Specialized staff provide pediatric emergency care in a pediatric-friendly emergency room (ER). Highly trained pediatric doctors and nurses use child-sized medical equipment to evaluate and treat your child for medical emergencies.

Learn about Pediatric emergency care