Children's hospital ER in Las Vegas

You probably don't plan for every emergency, but we do. The emergency room (ER) at Sunrise Children's Hospital, a member of the Sunrise Health System, is one of the largest dedicated children's ER in Las Vegas and the surrounding area.

Designed with children and their parents in mind—from the calm environment to our highly-trained team members, to having parents alongside their kids at every stage of care—we believe partnering with parents can lead to amazing care for children.

Located just off the Las Vegas Strip, our children's ER is staffed 24 hours a day by doctors and nurses specializing in treating kids, from babies to teens. If additional care or consultation is needed, we have expert pediatric sub-specialists available.

If your child is experiencing an emergency, call 911.

Complete pediatric emergency care services

The ER at Sunrise Children's provides state-of-the-art care to more than 50,000 children each year. Our ER offers a family-centered approach strives to reduce fear and anxiety for both the child and their family.

Our pediatric ER provides:

  • A child-friendly environment
  • Physicians board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine, 24 hours a day
  • Specialized pediatric nurses
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Special techniques and equipment to help reduce pain
  • Child life specialists who provide comfort, distraction and explain procedures to your child

Providing medical care to children, especially in an emergency, can be difficult. Our physicians, nurses and other members of our team are specially trained to provide the care and comfort needed even when a child may not be able to tell us where they hurt. We partner with parents, who know their child best, to get to the root of the problem quickly and give kids the care they need fast.

To talk to someone about your non-life-threatening emergency situation, call (702) 961-6450.

Emergency transport

Our Critical Care Transport (CCT) team specializes in transporting critically ill patients, ranging from premature infants to young adults, via ambulance, helicopter or airplane to receive a higher level of care. Our team primarily transports patients throughout Southern Nevada, North West Arizona, Eastern California and Southwest Utah, but our services extend throughout Nevada and even the Western US when needed. Some of our services include:

  • Arranging transport. Once a child is accepted at Sunrise Children's Hospital, we work with their referring physicians and offer transport services. Then, our team picks up the patient and maintains contact with our receiving ER or ICU physician during transport. Our team discusses treatment that needs to be initiated or maintained. Also during transport, we provide companionship and services like movies to ease a child's stress.
  • Just the right size (equipment and expertise). Our team has all of the critical care equipment needed in all the right sizes depending on the child's needs. Our team carries sophisticated critical care monitors, medication infusion pumps, and ventilators that can be used on children from smaller than 0.5 pounds to larger than 500 pounds.

Other advanced critical care services we offer

Kids with sudden illnesses or injuries may need support beyond children's urgent care. At Sunrise Children's, your child has access to a variety of resources.

Neonatal intensive care

Our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has physicians (neonatologists) and skilled nurses with specialized training in caring for premature and critically ill newborns. Our neonatal team utilizes advanced equipment and technology made just for babies including medication, beds, monitoring and respiratory support.

Additionally, our NICU is the only one in Nevada that provides extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for newborns. ECMO imitates the natural function of the heart and lungs and allows babies to rest while healing. It is used for newborns suffering respiratory and/or cardiac failure as a result of birth defects, trauma or severe infection.

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room™ at Sunrise Children’s Hospital provides families with a child in the NICU a place to relax and regroup just a few steps away from their child's bedside. Also, if you arrive from out-of-town, we have arrangements with nearby hotels for discounted rates for our guest families. We offer resources for families through our online guest services programs.

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Pediatric intensive care

When an older child or teen needs advanced care, we admit them to our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Pediatric specialists with additional training oversee your child's admission and involve doctors from multiple disciplines in around-the-clock care.

One of our services includes Nevada's only pediatric heart program. Our program treats congenital heart defects to open-heart surgery. We offer a variety of treatments tailored to a child's needs. Besides our heart care, we offer a range of services to treat the wide variety of illnesses kids suffer including ECMO. Our PICU experts utilize the latest medical advances in treatment and technology.

Sunrise Children's uses a family-oriented approach. Our health strategy improves survival, speeds recovery and minimizes pain and suffering a child experiences from illness and injury.

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Trauma care

As a Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital provide care for the emergent needs of some of the sickest patients in Las Vegas and the surrounding region. Our patients range from 1 to 17 years old.

Our trauma program is certified by the American College of Surgeons - Committee on Trauma. Our team has experienced trauma professionals trained to help children. These medical specialties include anesthesiology, child life services, general surgery, imaging and radiology service, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) and physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Injury prevention

Sunrise Children's Hospital is the lead organization of Safe Kids Clark County, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child injuries. Safe Kids, along with Sunrise Children's Hospital, work to educate parents and kids on the importance of injury prevention. Some of the programs include:

  • Child Passenger Safety. Each month, Safe Kids performs car seat safety checks at Sunrise Children's Hospital. For a complete list of dates, visit our online calendar
  • Drowning Prevention
  • Heat and Kids in Cars
  • Bike Safety

Suspected child abuse and neglect (SCAN) team

The SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect) Team at Sunrise Children's is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals specializing in identifying and evaluating suspected victims of child abuse. We are the only local facility that offers medical assessments to victims of physical abuse or acute victims of sexual abuse for newborns to children 1 to 17 years old.

Not an emergency but need advice? Call our free Consult-A-Nurse service at (702) 961-5021.