About Henrico Pediatric ER

At Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, we have a 24/7 pediatric emergency room (ER) that is separate from our hospital's main ER. It is designed to be a welcoming and comfortable environment for your child. Additionally, our team keeps you informed every step of the way. We share all test results and treatment options, so you can make informed decisions about your child's care.

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Pediatric emergency care in Henrico County, Virginia

The pediatric ER at Henrico Doctors' Hospital features:

  • Advanced technology designed for children and young adults
  • Autism and sensory-friendly amenities and services
  • Board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Five dedicated pediatric rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room entertainment
  • Pediatric intensive care unit(PICU), if that level of hospitalization is needed
  • Pediatric medication management system
  • Separate pediatric waiting area
  • Themed rooms with soothing music and space for loved ones
For more information about Henrico Doctors' Hospital's pediatric ER or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627 (DOCS).

Our child life specialists

Being in the hospital can be overwhelming for children and parents, which is why our certified child life specialists are here. They help reduce your child's fear and anxiety by teaching them about tests and procedures they may have to undergo and by providing an interactive distraction when necessary. Our goal is to make your child feel comfortable and safe and provide a positive experience for them.

To reach our child life specialist directly, please call (804) 289-4532.

When to visit the children's ER

If you aren't sure if your child's illness or injury warrants an ER visit, you can speak to a nurse 24/7 by calling Consult-A-Nurse at (804) 320-3627.

You can also view a list of pediatric symptoms that may indicate a trip to the ER is necessary.

Find children's ER wait times near you

Check the top of our website or text "ER" to 32222 to find out the wait times of the HCA Virginia ER closest to you.

Note: Message and data rates apply. ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only.