Our Children's Emergency Center on the Baptist Jacksonville campus is staffed 24/7 by pediatric emergency medicine physicians and pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, radiologic technologists and other children's health professionals.
The Wolfson Children’s ERs at the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, St. Johns Town Center and Baptist North Medical Campus are staffed by experienced emergency and pediatric physicians; board-certified pediatric radiologists with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, who review every pediatric X-ray, CT scan and other imaging tests; and pediatric pharmacists at Wolfson Children’s who consult on and manage every prescribed medication.
Because our Children's Emergency Centers are affiliated with Wolfson Children's Hospital, we are attuned to the nuances of diagnosing a sick child of any age, from newborn to age 18. Our ER doctors can help connect these patients with the pediatric specialists on the medical staff of Wolfson Children's Hospital quickly.
If your child requires transport to the hospital, our Kids Kare Mobile ICU is a critical care unit on wheels that can help stabilize the patient on his way to Wolfson Children's. Our Life Flight helicopter is also available for immediate transport to the hospital.
Our Children's Emergency Centers provide an environment that is focused on the child, with pediatric-trained physicians, nurses and staff and child-sized equipment for the best possible care.
The Children's Emergency Center downtown sees more pediatric patients than any other emergency department in the Northeast Florida region. More than 70,000 children are cared for in our Wolfson Children's Emergency Centers, giving your child access to the expertise of an experienced pediatric emergency team.
The Children's Emergency Centers only serve children, which is why they are are the right choice for your child. Every child is evaluated by an experienced triage nurse. Serious medical conditions can sometimes manifest as only subtle symptoms in children and it requires a skilled professional to perform this critical initial evaluation.
The Children's Emergency Center is located at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville at 800 Prudential Drive. Free parking is available adjacent to the center in the P3 garage.
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Baptist Clay Medical Campus has ample parking in front of the Baptist/Wolfson Children's Emergency Center and Diagnostics & Imaging building. The Baptist/Wolfson Children’s Emergency Center at Town Center and Baptist North have convenient parking on-site for patients and their families.
When a child's condition warrants hospitalization, the child can be admitted from the Wolfson Children's Emergency Center on the main campus next to Baptist Jacksonville directly to Wolfson Children's Hospital. Children seen at the Wolfson Children's Emergency Center at Baptist Clay, Town Center or Baptist North who need hospitalization will be rapidly transported via the Kids Kare mobile ICU, ground ambulance or Life Flight air ambulance to Wolfson Children's. The majority of patients seen in our Children's Emergency Centers will not require hospitalization, but parents can have peace of mind knowing that the resources and specialty physicians and services are available to their child through Wolfson Children's Hospital.
The Fast Track area within the main Wolfson Children's Emergency Center in Jacksonville is known as the Satellite Pediatric Emergency Department (SPED). This area specializes in the care of urgent (non-life threatening) conditions. This specialization matches the patient to pediatricians, staff and facilities geared to test, diagnose and treat children with these urgent, but not emergent, medical issues. The eight-bed SPED is located adjacent to the Children's Emergency Center and is open daily from 8 am to 2 am. When the SPED is closed, all children receive treatment in the main Wolfson Children's Emergency Center.
An additional option for pediatric (and adult) patients requiring urgent, but not emergency, medical care is CareSpot Express Healthcare.