Exam Area

Doernbecher emergency room

As soon as possible, you and your child will be moved to an exam room where a team of doctors and nurses will care for your child.

If your child needs blood tests, x-rays or other tests, it may take an hour or more to get the results. You may be asked to return to the waiting room during this time. We appreciate your patience while we wait for test results.

Your child may need to stay in the emergency room for several hours while we monitor them to see if they will improve enough to go home, or whether they will need to stay overnight.  This care is different from a clinic visit and is often the hardest part for families. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable please let the staff know.

Please stay with your child. If your child is under 15, they must have a parent or guardian with them at all times.