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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

We know kids, and that is why we are proud to have the only urgent care and emergency room dedicated to kids in central Missouri. Our physicians are here to help your child feel better, treating everything from a rash to something more serious like a broken bone

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

Pediatric Urgent Care is designed to complement services provided by your primary care physician or pediatrician when those doctors' offices are typically closed. The Pediatric Urgent Care at MU Children's Hospital is designed for treatment of illnesses and injuries for which your child would normally receive care at their doctor's office. We offer these 'after hours' services as a convenience to you. Typically, Urgent Care involves a lower health insurance co-payment and shorter wait times than an emergency room. If your child's illness or injury requires it, we will direct you to the emergency room at MU Children's Hospital.

Pediatric Urgent Care

Our physicians are here for you and your child after hours and on weekends. As we know, not every earache and sore throat happens when you are at the doctor's office.

Reasons to visit our Urgent Care:

Emergency Care

The MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is staffed at all times with at least one attending-level physician, at least four registered professional nurses and with support staff.

The emergency room, which is the only one in central Missouri with physicians and nurses who have specialized training in pediatric emergency care, provides medical screening exams and stabilization for all varieties of patient populations, including but not limited to those with medical, surgical, obstetric, trauma, pediatric, and psychiatric problems.

Reasons to visit our Emergency Room:


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Pediatric Services We Offer

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Urgent Care

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Monday through Friday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
(last patient check in - 8:45 p.m.)

Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m.
(last patient check in - 5:45 p.m.)

Holiday hours:
Noon to 6 p.m.
Labor Day, Memorial Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, July 4 and Friday after Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day