There are a few true pediatric emergencies that are best handled in an Emergency Room as they have the staff and resources available to tend to your child’s medical needs in an acute situation.
We are more than happy to handle many urgent conditions that arise, but for your child’s safety our physician staff will sometimes direct you to an Emergency Room. These will include situations that may require emergency allergic reaction treatment, trauma requiring prompt x-ray or surgery consult, severe airway and breathing problems, and severe head trauma.
We will always follow up with your ER visit to ensure that we are kept abreast on the situation and care being provided. The closest pediatric ER to our office is Banner Children's at Desert or Phoenix Children's Hospital.