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Know Where to Go for Kids Health Needs


From a minor boo-boo to a more serious fall, accidents can happen any time. 

No family plans to have an emergency, but you can prepare by making sure you have easy access to the resources you need, close to home. AdventHealth for Children offers everything from state-of-the-art, child-friendly emergency rooms, urgent care locations with pediatric-trained physicians, a network of pediatricians and even virtual visit options. 

Dr. Kellock, Medical Director of AdventHealth for Children’s pediatric urgent and emergency care departments, says “The big difference between a pediatric emergency department and a general emergency department is in the type of staff and services they provide. When a child is truly in distress, any emergency department is a good idea. But in a pediatric emergency department, we have designated spaces and specific services created just for your children.” Our physicians are board-certified in pediatrics and our nurses are specially trained to care for children. Dr. Kellock explains, “We’re able to understand child-specific issues at a deeper level and, in general, we do have better toys.” 

For a quick reference, check out this chart (link) to know when to go to the ER urgent care or a virtual visit through the AdventHealth app . If your child is experiencing a true medical emergency, please dial 911 immediately. At AdventHealth for Children, we take care of your child so they can feel happy, healthy and whole. 

AdventHealth has several locations throughout Volusia County. Get more information here about AdventHealth Pediatrics.

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