More than half of the children who are admitted to Beaumont Children's Hospital are seen initially at the Pediatric Emergency Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. At the Emergency Center, children receive excellent emergency pediatric care in a child-friendly environment. Board-certified pediatric emergency physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Families also benefit from the care of nurses with additional training and experience in the care of children. We offer the experience and leading edge technology to diagnose and treat any problem and our pediatric emergency services are supported by specialists in nearly every pediatric and surgical specialty.
Our pediatric emergency physicians work closely with their colleagues at Beaumont Hospital, Troy and Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe to ensure your family has access to our expertise no matter which Beaumont emergency center you visit.
In an emergency, call 911. For less urgent concerns, contact your primary care physician.
All three Beaumont emergency centers provide the benefit of having access to the expertise of more than 80 Beaumont Children's Hospital specialists in nearly every pediatric subspecialty.
These pediatric subspecialties include:
Beaumont Children's Hospital specialists are supported by dedicated pediatric nurse practitioners, hospitalists and others who devote themselves to providing the highest quality care to patients from infants to young adults.
As the only Level I trauma center in Oakland and Macomb counties and since our Level II pediatric trauma center is one of the only such facilities in the state, the Emergency Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak is equipped to handle the most severe pediatric emergencies and serves as a regional referral center for pediatric emergency care. Hospitals across Southeast Michigan and beyond transfer pediatric patients to Beaumont regularly, including via helicopter, when a more comprehensive level of care is required.
Every effort is made to make each family's visit to the Pediatric Emergency Center as comfortable as possible. Many patients receive visits from Beaumont Child Life Specialists trained in various calming techniques and non-invasive medications are administered whenever possible. To assist in putting patients at ease, special areas of the Center feature bright colors and child-friendly imagery.
Because of the level of expertise provided by the Emergency Center, Beaumont, Royal Oak is a training center for physician residents studying pediatric emergency medicine and family practice. Not only does Beaumont train its own Beaumont residents, but also those from other area hospitals.
Emergency Center staff members also offer their expertise by helping educate the community on various safety issues, including through Safety City, USA, a group of programs designed to educate children, teens, new parents and seniors on various safety issues.
Other notable facts about the Emergency Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak, include:
Physicians - For expedited admissions and transfers, call 866-858-8483.
For an appointment with a Beaumont Children's Hospital physician, call 855-480-KIDS (5437).
Emergency center or urgent care?
When your child becomes sick or injured, you need to quickly decide where to go - hospital emergency center or an after-hours/urgent care clinic? Here is some advice from our Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Edward Walton, M.D.
Section Head, Pediatric Emergency Medicine