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The Best in Pediatric Emergency and Trauma Care

For medical emergencies, please call 911 first.

In the event of sudden illness or injury, your family can rely on the only Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) and Level One Trauma Center in Central Florida*. Specializing in pediatric emergency care, this 33-bed children’s emergency department sees more than 55,000 kids a year and is the first facility in Central Florida to provide emergency care exclusively to children. Your child will have a dedicated team committed to evaluating and treating severe, life-threatening injuries and all forms of medical and surgical emergencies.

Advantages of a Pediatric Emergency Department and Level One Trauma Center

When your infant or child is injured or sick, an urgent care clinic may be equipped to address the issue, but unfortunately, you cannot always be sure how sick your child actually is.  If your child has a more serious injury or medical condition, the Bert Martin Champions for Children Emergency Department & Trauma Center offers important advantages in providing around-the-clock pediatric care such as:

A Nationally Ranked Pediatric Emergency Care Teaching Hospital

Our nationally ranked pediatric ED and Trauma Center is also the only children's hospital in Central Florida recognized as a teaching facility for pediatric emergency care. This means we’re able to attract leading physicians committed to furthering pediatric care by educating resident physicians, conducting ground-breaking research and implementing the most advanced techniques available.

Embracing Kids and Families

Because we’re dedicated to taking care of kids, our emergency department offers family-friendly amenities including bedside registration, private treatment rooms with TVs, and a dedicated children’s play area. We also have Child Life Specialists as well as Patient and Family Counseling available 24/7 our young patients and their families cope with trauma and unexpected situations. Prescriptions can easily be filled at our on-site pharmacy. 

Emergency Department and Trauma Center

Emergency Center Tips

If there comes a time when you need to visit the ED, please be patient when waiting to be called to triage. The sickest and most severely injured patients will be treated first. In addition, during a medical emergency, please refrain from giving your child any food or drink without prior approval from a nurse.

Scheduling Made Simple

With our easy online scheduling tool, patients at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children can schedule a visit to the ED for minor emergencies that are not life- or limb threatening. Rather than waiting in the hospital’s ED waiting room, patients can wait in the comfort of home until their appointment time. For more information, click here.

*Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) is a designated Level One Trauma Center and cares for pediatric and adult patients at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and ORMC.