We're Removing the WaitMedical City Healthcare hospitals are removing the wait from all of our emergency rooms, including our Pediatric ER Centers and 24-Hour Emergency Care Centers.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911.
Kid-Friendly ER Services
Medical City Healthcare has brought the pediatric emergency care of Medical City Children’s Hospital to North Texas neighborhoods. That means families do not have to go to a children’s hospital to find expert pediatric ER care. Children who need a higher level of care also have quick and direct access to specialists and care teams.
Stomach pain can be a regular part of growing up. But severe pain, mild pain that lasts, or pain that’s consistent to one area, goes along with fever or vomiting, or makes the child inconsolable, should be checked out.
When is a fever cause for an ER visit? A rectal temp of 100.4°F in babies under 3 months or 102.2°F in kids 3 months to 3 years. For older kids, it depends on their other symptoms and behavior.
A little cough or cold is probably nothing to worry about, but wheezing or severe coughing should be checked out right away. For trouble breathing, call 911. EMTs can start emergency treatment before kids reach the hospital.
Is it Broken?
Kids feel pain differently than adults: The smallest cut can lead to the loudest howls, while the more serious head injury or broken bone generates a lot less fuss. Why wonder? Our pediatric ER team can get answers fast.
Fast Help for Serious Symptoms
Not every ache, pain or concern will send you to an ER, but here are some symptoms you should always take seriously (and to the nearest emergency room). But don’t worry, we’re removing the wait across our ERs to make sure you get the help you need fast.
Sharp Stomach Pain
If something tells you your stomach pain is serious, listen to your “gut.” If pain is severe or comes with stomach tenderness, vomiting or dizziness — call 911 or go to your nearest ER.
Sometimes back pain isn’t about your back at all. If it’s continuous, severe or comes with a high fever, leg weakness or loss of bladder/bowel control, seek out an emergency room.
Out of Breath
We probably don’t need to tell you to call 911 or head to the nearest ER if you’re having trouble breathing—but we just did.
Breaks & Aches
If you think it might be broken … or a bump to the head leads to dizziness, nausea or unconsciousness … or it just plain hurts, a lot, anywhere—head to the ER to get checked out.