Just for kids when it matters most

The TMC Pediatric Emergency Department treats babies, children and teens with serious illnesses or injuries. We are open 24 hours a day, every day. Staffed by doctors, nurses, mid-levels and other specialists trained in children's emergency medicine, we also have access to pediatric specialists and all the services of TMC for Children.

Children are assessed by an experienced pediatric emergency nurse within minutes of arrival and continuous effort is made to make you wait as little as possible from beginning to end. Our medical staff will treat, stabilize and discharge children with lesser illnesses or injuries who can be cared for at home. This allows the sickest kids to be cared for and admitted to TMC for Children if needed.

With 15 beds and child-sized equipment, parents can rest easy knowing that the whole pediatric emergency team is ready and waiting to care for their child's every need. No matter where you live in Southern Arizona, the TMC Pediatric Emergency Department is the best choice when it matters most!

Special programs and services

  • Bilingual English/Spanish-speaking staff
  • Certified child life specialists dedicated to the emergency department. Child Life works with children and their families to lessen fear and anxiety and make the experience as positive as possible
  • In-room registration for all patients
  • Sensory integration for children with special needs
  • Dedicated fast track during flu/RSV season to streamline visit for less serious conditions
  • Conscious sedation for painful procedures
  • TV, books toys and age-appropriate activities in exam rooms to take your child's mind off of their visit
  • Telephones for parents and guardians