Pediatric Emergency Care

When your child is having a medical emergency, you want an emergency room that can treat them as quickly as possible and in environment that is right for your child. The Swift Creek ER in Chesterfield, Virginia offers both.

Kids should be allowed to be kids, and we promise to do everything in our power to get them feeling better as soon as possible.

An ER designed for children

Our emergency room has pediatric expertise children require, from the most advanced medical care to pediatric-themed examination rooms with a soothing environment. The ER staff at our facility understands that children are not big adults and require certain emotional support older patients do not need. We promise a family-focused care plan that is right for your child and approved by you, the parent.

To ensure every child gets the most advanced emergency care, our emergency room is staffed with board-certified emergency room physicians and nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Safety first

Chippenham Hospital’s Swift Creek Emergency Center also uses the Broselow System, ensuring an extra level of safety in an emergency. This system allows us to instantly access proper pediatric dosing, improve the speed and accuracy in acute preparation and administration of drugs and reduce medical errors for our smallest patients. You can take comfort in knowing we take your child’s safety seriously and will use every precaution possible while treating them.

If your child’s illness is serious enough to warrant a transfer, we offer direct admission Chippenham Hospital in Richmond, which has a full service pediatric ER, pediatric inpatient unit and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), though we hope you never have to use it.

Short ER wait times

As part of our emergency room’s commitment to our community, the ER staff at our facility works round the clock to make sure our youngest patients have short ER wait times. When you choose our emergency room, you can take comfort in knowing our average ER wait times are significantly lower than the national average, meaning your child gets the emergency care they need – fast.