Pediatric Services

Baptist Pediatric Services FAQs

Do you have a question about the pediatric services offered at one of the Baptist locations? We are dedicated to making sure our patients and their loved ones have all of the information they need – whenever they need it. Browse our list of frequently asked pediatric questions below:

What ages of patients do you treat?

Baptist's pediatric physicians treat a wide range of ages – from infants and toddlers to teenagers and young adults. Generally, we treat patients up to age 18.

Where are your pediatric services located?

We have multiple locations offering pediatric services, including a pediatric emergency room at the Spence and Becky Wilson Children's Hospital, part of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. To see a full list and find a location near you, click here.

Should I take my child to an emergency room?

The answer to this question depends on the age and condition of your child, as well as the severity of the condition. As a general rule, if your child is walking, talking, and playing, you may be able to schedule an appointment with a pediatrician instead of visiting an emergency room.

Will my insurance cover my child's pediatric care?

If your child is covered by your health insurance, the next step is determining if Baptist accepts your type of insurance. Find more information here.

Where should I park?

Parking information varies per hospital location; however you can identify specific parking information by finding your nearest location.

Will I need to sign a consent form? Why?

If your child's condition requires diagnostic tests, you may be asked to read and sign a general consent form. This is because if your child is under age 18, a parent or guardian is required to provide consent for diagnostics and/or treatment.

Who will be treating my child?

Baptist employs a variety of medical professionals who are trained in providing pediatric services. These professionals may include pediatric hospitalists, resident pediatrician, physician assistant, intern, primary nurse, X-ray technicians, and respiratory therapists.

What should I know if my child is admitted to the hospital?

We want you and your child's visit at one of our hospitals to be as pleasant as possible. Read our Hospital Patient Guidebook for more detailed information about your child's hospital stay.

Do your hospitals have Internet access or activities for my child and family during treatment or procedures?

Yes. Our hospitals offer wireless Internet access and televisions in all of our pediatric patient rooms. We also have televisions in our waiting rooms.

What happens after my child is treated?

Your child will be monitored to ensure the treatment was successful. A staff member will review your child's care instructions with you before you leave the hospital, and your child may be referred to a specific physician or health care facility for follow-up care.

If you have other questions or concerns regarding Baptist's pediatric services, feel free to contact us today.

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