Emergency Medicine

Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department

If your child needs immediate medical attention and you cannot safely transport your child to the hospital, call 911 immediately.

Parents can call Ask-a-nurse — a 24/7 nurse advice line 317-338-KIDS (5437).

The Pediatric Emergency Department staff is not able to give medical advice over the phone.

If you suspect a child in the Indianapolis area is being abused or neglected call 1-800-800-5556.

Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent
2001 W. 86th Street, Entrance #5
Indianapolis, Indiana 46260
317-338-4366
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Emergency Medicine at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital (PMCH) has been nationally recognized for overall patient experience, strong outcomes, and shorter wait times. This PEDS ER is only one of two ERs in Indiana dedicated to pediatric emergencies for children newborn to age 18.

The Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department has 17 private family-centered rooms. Bedside triage expedites care. Each child and family will have an ER room that is kid-friendly with find-and-seek murals, TV and video games. The rooms are equipped with child-size medical equipment for fast delivery of comprehensive emergency care.

When specialty care is needed, the Pediatric ER team has direct access to more than 40 different pediatric specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent.

Our pediatric emergency medicine approach benefits families in many ways:

  • We are well prepared to care for children with acute, chronic and complex illnesses.
  • The attending physician is always the PEDS/ER physician not a resident or intern.
  • Throughout Indiana, the PMCH ER physicians are connected with the St.Vincent ONE Call system so your primary care physicians can access their expertise and all PMCH specialists.
  • The Pediatric Radiology department is located in the ED.
  • Dedicated Child Life specialists help distract and comfort your child as important testing procedures are done.
  • In-House SART nurse and Social Workers are part of the ED team.
  • Pediatric Sedation Services help those children who are having immense anxiety and are very fidgety during testing.

Hilbert Pediatric Emergency Department Stats:

  • Annual ED volume of 20,000 patients per year
  • Team of highly experienced emergency medicine specialists with pediatric expertise—many with double board certification in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics or Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship
  • ER coverage with 10 hours of pediatrician overlap during busiest parts of the day
  • 24/7 anesthesia, OB, Pediatric Intensivist, Neonatology, and Pediatric Hospitalist backup

For physicians and residents: More information about St. Vincent Emergency Physicians, Inc. (SVEP) is available at http://stvincenterdocs.com

SVEP is a leader in Emergency Department quality care and strives to provide the highest level of quality care to all of our patients. The physicians and providers receive regular education on evidence-based measures and participate in quality improvement activities to provide the best care to our patients.

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