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Pediatric Emergency Room

Child-Friendly, Mom-Approved

Medical emergencies are stressful for everyone. But when it involves a child, parents can become overwhelmed fast. Knowing where to go when your little one needs emergency pediatric care will help you be ready to take action when every minute counts.

As the only hospital in Marion County with a dedicated Children’s ER and also with a team of ER pediatric physicians on-site round-the-clock, you can count on us for the highest level of emergency care when your child needs us most.

Our dedicated pediatric emergency room, backed by the nationally recognized AdventHealth for Children, includes:

  • A child-friendly waiting room
  • Specially trained pediatric providers
  • A pediatric triage room to expedite your visit
  • Rooms designed just for kids

Every space, furnishing and mural in our pediatric ER was specially chosen to keep children smiling and busy while they’re in our care, helping them feel safe and comfortable.

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Inpatient Pediatric Care

When your child needs specialized care, our pediatric inpatient unit provides continuity of care and full access to the AdventHealth network. Our 16-bed unit is staffed with pediatric trained nurses and AdventHealth for Children board-certified pediatric hospitalists. Designed in a farm theme that ties to the spirit of Ocala, your child will have a safe, comfortable place to heal. With kid-friendly amenities like “Mama Llama’s Lunch,” a playroom with video games and a hay bale slide, your little one can feel whole while healing. Our patient rooms also include sleeper sofas for parents and families who want to stay on-site with their child.

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  • Allergy care

    We’re here to help when you child needs treatment for asthma, food and environmental allergies.

  • Blood transfusion

    Blood transfusions are sometimes needed for children with cancer, anemia, bleeding disorders and infections. Our skilled and compassionate team will be with your child every step of the way.

  • Dehydration treatment

    When an IV drip is needed to treat moderate to severe dehydration, we’ll put your child at ease. We’ll explain the process, helping them understand why it’s needed and hold their hand through it all.

  • EEG diagnostics

    If we suspect your child has pediatric epilepsy, head trauma, a tumor or encephalitis — or has experienced a stroke or seizure — EEG technology will help us evaluate and diagnose your child’s condition.

  • Orthopedic treatment

    Count on us for comprehensive care — including physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine and imaging centers — designed with your child in mind.

  • Phototherapy

    To treat your newborn’s jaundice, we use phototherapy. This treatment makes it easier for your baby's liver to break down bilirubin and remove it from their blood.

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Looking After Our Tiniest Patients With Expert Neonatal Intensive Care

The moments just after birth are some of the most precious. When your baby needs extra monitoring and attention, our Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is ready to provide expert care and watchful eyes. Staffed 24 hours a day with specialized neonatal care nurses and neonatologists, the Ocala NICU is designed to care for babies born at or after 32 weeks who weigh more than 3.3 pounds, as well as babies with certain health problems, including the need for short-term ventilator-assisted breathing.

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Pediatric Specialty Care That Puts Your Child First

Your little one is at the center of your life — and our care. We treat them as our own, with the most advanced pediatric care in Ocala. 

Our AdventHealth for Children Ocala Specialty Clinic provides world-class pediatric cardiology and orthopedic care in a convenient location close to our main campus.

Here, our patients have direct access to the nationally recognized care network of AdventHealth for Children, which includes 140 trusted pediatric specialists from 35+ specialties in Central and West Florida.

AdventHealth for Children pediatric specialties include:

  • Congenital Heart Surgery
  • Genomics and Personalized Health
  • Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology
  • Pediatric Cellular Therapy
  • Pediatric Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplant
  • Pediatric General Surgery
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Nephrology and Kidney Transplant
  • Pediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropsychology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Coming Soon)
  • Pediatric Urology

At every step of your child’s health care journey, rest assured that we’ll be there to guide you.

If a higher level of care is needed, our teams will coordinate a seamless transfer to AdventHealth for Children in Orlando, so your child can get the best care for their unique needs.

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