We know children are more than just little adults, and we understand you want expert, compassionate care when your child has an emergency.

WCH pediatric emergency medicine ambulance

That’s why University of Missouri Health Care is proud to have the only emergency room in central Missouri dedicated to children. Whether your child is having an asthma attack or has a broken bone, our physicians are here to help you and your child feel better.

Pediatric emergency care

When your child needs emergency medical attention, we have experts in specialties ranging from orthopaedics to infectious diseases. The emergency room at Children’s Hospital 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 support staff.

Our emergency room is the only one in central Missouri with physicians and nurses who have specialized training in pediatric emergency medicine.

Our team and facility are equipped to handle a wide range of pediatric medical problems.  We treat:

  • Chronic illnesses such as seizures and asthma 
  • Infectious conditions such as colds and croup 
  • Injuries and illnesses such as fevers and fractures