When To Go To the Emergency Department
Woman’s Hospital does not have an emergency room.
Contact your baby's pediatrician for emergencies. Be sure to ask which hospital you should go to if it becomes necessary. Call your pediatrician if your baby looks sick or starts to act differently. When you call, the doctor or nurse will ask questions to determine what might be wrong with your baby.
Be prepared to give the following information:
- Description of your baby’s symptoms, for example: what your baby is doing, not doing or other signs you are concerned about.
- Baby’s temperature, including if you took the temperature under the arm, with an ear thermometer or rectal thermometer.
- Name and phone number of your pharmacy.
Keep paper and a pen near you when you call the doctor so you can write down important information, especially anything the doctor tells you to do.