• Pediatric Emergency Department

    Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) pediatric emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day by board-certified pediatric specialists. It’s supported by a range of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, a nurse navigator and state-of-the-art diagnostic services. We proudly offer child life specialists who help ensure life remains as normal as possible for children in the hospital setting.

    Our pediatric emergency room is carefully designed with our young patients in mind. Bright, beautiful and fun, this dedicated unit helps our patients feel right at home in a comforting child-focused, reassuring environment.

    What to Expect When You Arrive

    • Registration: When you arrive at the pediatric emergency room, you will be asked to check in and provide information such as your address and phone number.
    • Triage: A triage nurse will ask you questions about your child’s illness or injury, check your child’s temperature and weight, and briefly examine your child. A doctor will see children with life-threatening or very serious illness’ or injuries right away.
    • Waiting Area: You may be asked to wait in the waiting area until an exam room, nurse or doctor is available to see your child. Please understand that patients may not be seen in the same order of their arrival. Patients with the most serious illnesses and injuries will usually be given priority.
    • Exam: As soon as possible, you and your child will be brought into a treatment area. A team of doctors and nurses will care for your child. Depending on your child's condition, your doctor may order a blood test, X-rays, or other tests as part of the evaluation process. Each test will be fully explained to you before it is performed.
    • Discharge: When your child's care is complete, the doctor or nurse will give you instructions on how to care for your child's illness or injury.
    • Admission to Hospital: Patients who require additional care will be admitted to the pediatric inpatient unit at AAMC.