The CSRA’s Most Advanced Pediatric Emergency Department

The Children’s Hospital Emergency Department in Augusta, Georgia provides emergency medical and trauma care for 30,000 children a year. Care is provided in a 16 -bed unit with 2 resuscitations bays and state of the art equipment to include advanced airway and ultrasound capabilities.  It is the only emergency department in the Central Savanah River Area staffed by fellowship- trained and boarded pediatric emergency medicine physicians. We provide care for infants, children, teenagers and young adults up to the age of 21. We provide care in a patient centric environment where the family can be an integral part of the decision and plan of treatment. We are an American College of Surgeons verified pediatric trauma center and the only one in a 150- mile radius. We are here 24/7 when you need us the most. 
 
We treat serious or life- threatening illnesses, injuries and conditions that need to be seen immediately including: 
 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Asthma attack
  • Broken bone
  • Burns
  • Cardiac Arrythmias
  • Chest Pain
  • Choking
  • Severe Cough
  • Cut/Wound
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye injuries
  • Fainting
  • Fracture
  • Head injury
  • High fevers in an ill appearing child
  • Laceration
  • Mental and behavioral health emergencies (violence, suicidal thoughts, etc.)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poisoning
  • Rash
  • Respiratory distress
  • Seizure
  • Shock
  • Sprains and strains
  • Swallowed object
  • Serious trauma (motor vehicle accident, pedestrian struck, serious fall, etc.)
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Vomiting

 

Call 911 if you think your child’s illness or injury is life threatening. For less critical illnesses that could be seen within 24 hours, seek care in an urgent care or your pediatrician’s office.  If you have a question regarding the need to be seen in an emergency department, calling your physician might be helpful in making that decision.

 

Directions and Address:

The Pediatric Emergency Department is located within Children's Hospital of Georgia located at 1446 Harper Street.

 
 

Who Will Care for You:

Our physician staff are specialty trained in pediatric emergency medicine and our nursing staff are excellent and have certification in pediatric emergency care.