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 Emergency Medicine

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.

We have recently added seven new rooms to help our team increase their speed of assessing and treating pediatric patients for minor 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.

Walk-in clinics

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

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 decide on a walk in clinic or the ER.

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 Carell 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 for children.
  • We offer one of the most experienced and longest-running Pediatric and Neonatal 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: July 18, 2017
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