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Pediatric Emergency Department at Stamford Hospital

  • Pediatric ED

    Pediatric Emergency Department

    A separate pediatric emergency area is staffed by a specialty trained team.

  • Dr. Heather Machen sitting with patient.Pediatric Emergency Department

    Children are kept in a soothing and caring environment suited for them.

  • Pediatric ED

    Pediatric Emergency Department Waiting Room

    A separate child-friendly waiting room with a nautical theme and a fish tank helps comfort children.

  • Pediatric ED

    Pediatric Emergency Department Waiting Room

    This separate, child-friendly waiting room helps put kids' mind at ease.

For emergencies, please dial 911

Emergency Department
One Hospital Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904

Phone: 203-276-7631 

Hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-10pm and Sun/Mon 9am-Midnight

Adult ED: 203-276-7777

Children aren't little "grown-ups." They have different needs than adults, both medically and developmentally. Children and their families look for practitioners who are trained in recognizing these specific differences and delivering a more soothing approach to ease what can be perceived as a frightening experience.

The outcome? The pediatric emergency department at Stamford Hospital. Along with Stamford Hospital's new pediatric inpatient unit, the result is a game-changer in pediatric care.

We are the first facility in the region with a separate pediatric emergency department, led by a specialty trained, board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine Director. A dedicated pediatric area, staffed by a specially trained team of individuals, eases what can be a scary experience for our youngest patients.

Each room is appropriately equipped for all pediatric emergencies. Among its soothing features is a separate child-friendly waiting room with a nautical theme and a fish tank.

What is a pediatric emergency department? 

Stamford Hospital's pediatric emergency department is a separate pediatric area staffed by a specialty trained team of individuals. Each room is appropriately equipped for all pediatric emergencies and we are able to provide emergency care to children 24 hours a day, including a pediatric surgeon and anesthesiologist. The decision to create two separate emergency departments is inspired by the need to keep children in a soothing and caring environment suited for them. 

Who will care for my child in the pediatric emergency department?

Pediatric Emergency Department hours Tue-Sat, 11am-10pm and Sun/Mon 9am-Midnight. At all other hours of the day, children will be seen by emergency department doctors who are supported 24 hours a day by pediatric hospitalists and specialists. 

What are some reasons to bring my child to the pediatric emergency department? 

We recommend you bring your child to the pediatric emergency department for situations such as injuries, abdominal pain or suspected appendicitis, respiratory illnesses and seizures or other neurological emergencies. If your newborn is ill, we recommend bringing him or her here as a precaution.  

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