Pediatric Emergency Care

Get fast, effective emergency care for your child at UNM Children's Hospital, the only pediatric emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit in New Mexico.

Our doctors are board-certified in critical care, emergency medicine and pediatrics. We take care of children from across the state with the most complex and emergent health care needs. If your child needs emergency care, please call 911.

Expert Pediatric ER Services

Pediatric Facilities at UNM Children's

When to Seek Emergency Care

Call 911 and go to the ED right away if your child experiences any of these symptoms or conditions:

  • Burns or smoke inhalation
  • Choking
  • Deep cuts
  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Head injuries that lead to confusion, a bad headache or vomiting
  • Near drowning
  • Neck stiffness with fever
  • Persistent pain
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Trouble breathing
  • Unconsciousness or unresponsiveness