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Pediatric emergency care

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.

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Pediatric emergency room in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

When your child needs emergency treatment for an injury or illness, experts at HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital's pediatric emergency room (ER) can help.

Bringing your injured or ill child to the emergency room can be a stressful and frightening experience for both you and your child. At our pediatric emergency hospital, we understand this. As the only one of its kind in the Tri-County area of Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties, our emergency department focuses solely on treating the emergency needs of infants, children and teens. Our trained pediatric emergency team is prepared to handle any issue your child faces with expertise and compassion.

Pediatric emergency room

Our pediatric ER is designed to meet the unique needs of children and their parents.

Pediatric emergency care

Our specialized staff provide pediatric emergency care in a child-friendly space. Here, our highly trained pediatric doctors and nurses use child-sized medical equipment to evaluate and treat your child for medical emergencies.

Some features of our children's hospital emergency room (ER) include:

  • Pediatric triage
  • Pediatric-friendly rooms
  • Pediatric-friendly beds
  • Separate waiting area for pediatric patients and their parents
  • Specially trained emergency staff
Emergency-trained pediatricians and staff

Our board-certified emergency pediatricians and pediatric emergency nurses provide specialized care in a friendly environment. We treat children of all ages, from infancy to adolescence.

Our pediatric ER staff members are trained to meet the physical and emotional needs of children. This ensures your child experiences the compassionate bedside manner they deserve.

If your child needs to stay in the hospital overnight, they are in expert hands. Our pediatrics program provides access to specialists, and you can stay with your child around-the-clock.

Our hospital also offers consultation and coordination with subspecialists and other healthcare professionals to provide continuity of care.

Emergency care network

We make it convenient for your child to receive emergency treatment close to home.

Freestanding emergency rooms

We offer freestanding ERs in Navarre and Destin as part of our emergency care network. These locations don't have a separate children's ER. However, the teams in our freestanding ERs are trained in pediatric emergency care.

When to Bring Your Child to the ER

Dr. Aimee Vafaie, MD, a pediatrician at Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, explains that not everything classifies as an emergency.
Aimee Vafaie, Pediatrician

When Should Your Child be Seen with Fever?

Dr. Kevin Bryan, MD, a pediatrician at Fort Walton-Destin Hospital, explains when your child should be seen by a pediatrician.
Kevin Bryan, M.D.

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