Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232

(615) 936-1000

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Emergency Medicine

Call 911 if your child is experiencing a life-threatening medical situation.

Call the Children's Hospital Emergency Center at (615) 343-2996.

Children's Hospital's goal is to provide the greater Nashville area and all of Middle Tennessee with the best pediatric emergency care.

Our emergency center is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency physicians 24 hours a day. We manage everything from minor illnesses to life-threatening injuries.

The emergency center at Children's Hospital in Nashville exclusively treats pediatric emergencies.


Nashville: The emergency room is near the main hospital entrance at 2200 Children's Way.

Map and directions

Franklin: We now offer the same child-centered emergency care at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital at Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, Tennessee.

Poison Center Hotline: (800) 222-1222

The Tennessee Poison Center is nearby at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Children's Hospital Emergency Room Location

Walk-in clinics

We offer convenient After-Hours Clinics in Brentwood, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Spring Hill.

After-hours clinic or emergency room?

It can be difficult and stressful to know when to visit the emergency room and when a medical situation can wait for an after-hours clinic. Let us help you know how to make the call.

Read more about differences in symptoms that will help you choose between a walk-in or after-hours clinic and the emergency room.

Why choose Children's Hospital for emergency services?

  • Monroe Caroll Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is the only Pediatric Level-1 Trauma Center within 150 miles of Nashville, offering the highest level of service to pediatric trauma patients.
  • Our doctors are board-certified with advanced training in emergency medicine especially for children.
  • We offer one of the most experienced Neonatal and Pediatric Transport teams in the nation.
  • You'll have around-the-clock access to the staff and facilities at Children's Hospital, including specialists, operating rooms, on-site MRI and CT scanners, and emergency respiratory therapy.
  • Our on-site child life specialists will help your child cope with the visit.
  • We are a family-friendly facility with child-sized equipment.
  • We provide advanced levels of sedation for children. Pediatric sedation helps children stay comfortable during potentially stressful or painful procedures.

Last Edited: October 6, 2016