Expert Emergency Pediatric Care

On the Spot

No family plans to have an emergency, but you can prepare by making sure that you have easy access to the resources you need. The AdventHealth Care Network offers state-of-the-art, child-friendly emergency pediatric care in convenient locations across Central Florida. At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, our emergency medicine team includes specially trained physicians, nurses and child-life specialists, all dedicated to providing your child with the best possible care in any emergency. We’re here when you need us with a whole-patient focus on healing the body, mind and spirit.

A girl with his dad at the Pediatric ER looking at the colorful decoration on the wall.
Kid-Friendly and Mom Approved

Scare-Free Environments for Children

Welcome to a unique concept in emergency care — one that recognizes how important it is to help young children feel safe and confident while being evaluated and receiving treatment for a serious medical issue. If you’ve ever seen the Walt Disney World Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, you know how dedicated we are to creating an environment that feels welcoming to kids. Our kid-friendly emergency rooms are no exception, providing everything from lights that can be adjusted to your child’s favorite color to engaging artwork with animals and characters that kids love.

Dr. Heidi Marie Kellock
Heidi Marie Kellock, MD

Meet Our Medical Director

Dr. Kellock is the medical director of our pediatric urgent and emergency care departments. Tune in to our Ask A Kid Doc session, to learn more about her and also what to do in case of an emergency with your kids.

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Child-Centric Care Close to Home

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The Pediatric ER

Saved My Life

Have you ever had a feeling in your gut that says something is wrong? Around one-week old Sebastian became lethargic and only wanted to sleep. His mother and father trusted their instincts and brought him to our Pediatric ER at AdventHealth Celebration. Shortly after arriving he stopped breathing. Our team of experts worked quickly to stabilize Sebastian before transferring him to AdventHealth for Children for monitoring and diagnosis. It was determined that Sebastian had a congenital heart condition called supraventricular tachycardia. This means his heart beats abnormally fast because the upper part of his heart does not operate normally. While there is no cure for this condition, Sebastian can live a happy and normal life with the assistance of medication. If his mother had not noticed the changes in Sebastian's weight and behavior, he would not be here today.

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Extra Safety Measures for Extra Peace of Mind

In addition to our usual care and precaution, we’re employing new safety measures to ensure you and your loved ones can feel confident, safe and taken care of in our facilities.

Universal Mask Use

Even in a pandemic, you can feel safe. We’re stocked with safety supplies, have no shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks are required for all over age 2 at our facilities.

Temperature Testing

Have peace of mind that everyone you come into contact with has their temperature checked (over age 2) upon arrival. Every facility. Every time.

Social Distancing

Feel confident you’re doing the right thing to keep yourself and others safe. With limited visitation, new waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing.

Patient Cohorting

Take comfort knowing your safety won’t be compromised. COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors.

Visitor Limitation

Feel relieved that every precaution is being taken, including limiting the number of visitors — and making sure those allowed are over 18 and screened for symptoms before being allowed to enter.

Know Where to Go

Emergency Room

  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Broken Bones
  • Burns
  • Chest Pain
  • Cuts
  • Fever
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Loss of Vision, Numbness or Slurred Speech
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures or Convulsions

Urgent Care

  • Asthma
  • Bleeding
  • Broken Brones
  • Burns
  • Cuts
  • Fever
  • Persistent Cold and Cough
  • Skin Rash
  • Sore Throat
  • Sprained Muscle

Virtual Visits

  • Fever
  • Persistent Cold and Cough
  • Skin Rash
  • Sore Throat

Child-Friendly Emergency and Urgent Care Locations