Schedule care for minor illnesses or injury with our virtual urgent care service, CareConnect Now.
The ER is open 24 hours/7 days a week, with pediatric specialists from Children's National available from 1-11 pm.
The emergency room is for severely ill or severely injured patients only.
About Our Pediatric Emergency Room
Physicians and medical staff from Children's National provide pediatric emergency and urgent care at Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center seven days a week from 1-11 pm.*
This collaboration means we can provide emergency and urgent care for the entire family. Children's National physicians treat kids, while LHDCMC physicians serve adults — all at one convenient location.
See the Children's National team who staffs the LHDCMC pediatric ER.
*For children who come to our ER outside of Children's National staff hours, our own emergency providers are there to treat them.
When to Bring Your Child to the ER
Conditions we frequently see children for at the ER include:
- Asthma attacks and respiratory problems
- Broken bones
- Burns, cuts or other wounds
- Diabetes complications
- Digestion problems
- Fever for infants under 2 months old
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Thoughts of hurting themselves or others
- Vomiting or diarrhea that won't seem to stop
Surgical & Clinical Specialties
We offer emergency pediatric care in this department, including mental health emergencies.
You can always use our Find Care tool to schedule care within Luminis Health. Or, choose from the most frequently searched services related to pediatric emergency care.
- Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric Inpatient Unit
- Pediatric Surgery
What to Expect
We know this can be a stressful time. We've streamlined the process for your visit, including:
- Registration. When you arrive at the pediatric emergency room, you check in and provide information like address and phone number.
- Triage. A triage nurse asks you questions about your child's illness or injury, checks your child's temperature and weight, and briefly examines your child. We make sure a provider sees children with life-threatening conditions right away.
- Our waiting area. You remain in the waiting area until a provider is able to examine your child. Please understand that patients may not be seen in the same order of their arrival. Patients with the most serious illnesses and injuries will usually be given priority.
- The exam. We'll bring you and your child into a treatment area, where our expert team cares for your child. Depending on your child's condition, your doctor may order a blood test, x-rays, or other tests that help diagnose. We'll explain each test to you first.
- Discharge. When your child's care is complete, we give you instructions about any care you may need to provide at home.
- Admission to the hospital. For children who need additional care, we can transfer them to our pediatric inpatient unit at Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center.
The pediatric ER sees all patients, regardless of whether you have health insurance. If you are a self-pay patient, we can connect you to government programs that may help with your health care costs. Plus, our billing department can work with you on payment plans.
Don't let your ability to pay keep you from seeking the emergency care you need.
We provide medically necessary services to everyone, no matter your ability to pay. Call our Business Office at 443-481-6445 or learn more about payment options.