When your child needs care right away, you jump in the car and head to the closest emergency department (ED). What you might not know is that Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock have pediatric emergency departments specially equipped to offer kid-sized care when your family needs it most. At both locations, you can be confident your child will receive the best care from pediatric experts.

Pediatric-Trained Experts

Our emergency department team members are trained in caring for babies, children and teenagers. Both ED's are staffed 24/7 by pediatric emergency doctors, nurses and a variety of support team members ready to help your child. We believe you know your child best and will work closely with you to ensure you are comfortable with the care we are providing.

We also have child life specialists on staff who specialize in helping kids and their families feel comfortable during their visit. Child life specialists are available to help kids understand what is happening and provide helpful distractions and coping skills.

Kid-Savvy Care

With Arkansas' only pediatric-specific emergency rooms, you can rest assured we have specially-sized equipment for children. Everything from MRIs, to medications, to snacks, - we've got kids covered.

Our hospitals are designed with children in mind. We understand a trip to the hospital can be stressful and a bit scary. We are here with you every step of the way to ensure your child feels comfortable. 

From the moment you walk in our doors, you are greeted with bright colors and child-friendly team members. We use state-of-the-art technology and know how to communicate with children to help them have a positive experience while in our care. Careful thought is given to the entire patient experience. We want to provide not only the best medical care possible, but also excellent customer service and emotional support when needed.

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