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As a parent or caretaker, it’s never easy to see a child sick or hurt. Handling the situation may feel challenging if you are unsure if a trip to the emergency room is necessary.
There are times when an urgent care clinic or your doctor’s office are the ideal settings to receive medical care. You should, however, take your child to an ER when potentially life-threatening conditions or extreme circumstances are present.
Dignity Health Central Coast’s InQuicker tool allows you to select your estimated arrival time in one of our ERs. Next time you’re wondering when to take your child to the ER on the Central Coast, visit our emergency doctors and staff for personal care.
Seek immediate treatment in an ER if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms:
There are also times when the best thing you can do is call 911 right away. A few examples of these types of situations include:
Our Dignity Health Central Coast doctors understand that nothing is more important than keeping your child safe and healthy. Our emergency care providers are equipped to provide quality care geared specifically for your child or teen in our pediatric ERs.
Dignity Health Central Coast offers a range of options to fit your lifestyle and medical needs, no matter what time of day. You may determine that a regular appointment with your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor is the most appropriate way to get quality care for your child.
Following your visit to one of our pediatric ERs, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health for a long-term partner for your child’s nonemergency medical care on the Central Coast.
Dignity Health helps answer the question of “when to take your child to ER” on the Central Coast of California.