Pediatric emergency room (ER) in Smyrna, Tennessee

Knowing where to go during a pediatric emergency is an important part of ensuring your child will receive the best emergency care possible. In Rutherford County, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center’s pediatric ER is that place. From stomachaches and coughs to fevers and nausea, we are specially equipped to handle your child’s care.

If you think your child is having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

When to take your child to the ER

Children's emergencies are often different than adult emergencies. They require different equipment, treatment and expertise. Our pediatric ER and experienced physicians, nurses and clinical teams are dedicated to these special cases. Symptoms and conditions requiring immediate care include:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Dehydration
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • High or persistent fever
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe infections
  • Severe pain

Features of our children’s ER

At our ER, your child will receive dedicated attention from board-certified physicians who are ready to meet the unique needs of pediatric emergencies. Our focus is not only on providing the highest quality medical care, but also on creating a comfortable environment for your little one. Our facility features a separate waiting area for pediatric patients and their families and six state-of-the-art examination rooms.

Trauma care

Traumatic injuries are the result of an event or accident, such as a car crash or bad fall, and have the potential to cause long-term disability or even death. To ensure you get the best care possible after these kinds of events, our hospital has a Level III Trauma Center. This means we are equipped and staffed to quickly and effectively treat traumatic injuries. It also indicates we can easily transfer patients to other areas of the hospital (or even to other facilities) when a higher level of emergency care is needed.

Coordinating pediatric emergency care with The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial

As a patient within the TriStar Health family of hospitals, your child will have direct access to pediatricians and pediatric specialists in Smyrna. If a higher level of care is needed, we will connect you with the pediatric experts at The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. Using telemedicine, children’s health specialists in Nashville can examine your child at our hospital, via two-way audio and video communication. They can help develop and coordinate an effective treatment plan for your child.

Directions to our ER

Our ER in Smyrna is southeast of the Interstate 24/Sam Ridley Parkway intersection. Our address is:

200 StoneCrest Blvd.
Smyrna, TN 37167

Parking is available outside the ER entrance. The ER is open 24/7. After parking, proceed inside to begin the triage process. Our nursing staff will assess your child's condition, collect basic information (e.g., the reason for your visit and your child's name and age) and begin the treatment process.

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