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Emergency Care

Pediatric Emergency Room in Lafayette, LA

The kids ER at Women's & Children's Hospital is the only pediatric-focused emergency room in Acadiana. Our 24-hour pediatric ER serves the greater Lafayette area with board-certified pediatricians and specially trained support staff.

Our experienced team provide a range of immediate medical services for children, including treatment for:

  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • Serious cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Severe burns
  • Pneumonia
  • Animal bites
  • Allergic reactions
  • Swallowing foreign objects

And if any of these conditions appear life-threatening, don’t drive. Dial 911 and call for an ambulance instead.

Transport team

The Transport Team at Women's & Children's Hospital works in conjunction with the skilled professionals at Acadian Ambulance to transport patients with special needs in an ambulance unit or by helicopter in Air Med. The Transport Team includes NICU registered nurses and respiratory therapists with extensive training in the care and transportation of infants with special needs.

Average ER wait times

Text “ER” to 23000 to get the average wait times for the ERs closest to you*. Average ER wait times also are provided at the top of this page.

*Message and data rates may apply. For more info visit texterhelp.com.

For more information about our emergency services call (877) 302-2731

What makes our Pediatric ER different

Our ER has received the prestigious Gold Bear status recognition from the Louisiana Emergency Medical Services in partnership with the Governor’s Advisory Council. Our experienced, compassionate team of doctors and nurses is supported by Acadiana’s leading pediatric specialists, hospitalists, internationally certified breastfeeding experts, in-house OB-GYNs and other healthcare professionals. Our passionate staff is ready to meet your individual needs– any time of the day or night.