No matter how small, every emergency is a BIG DEAL! Arkansas Children's Northwest is the only pediatric emergency room in the region. Our ER is staffed 24/7 with specially trained pediatric doctors, nurses and support staff. With inpatient stays, families don’t have to go far when they need doctors like a pediatric neurologist. From bed size to play-focused therapy, our services are specially tailored to your child’s unique sizes.

Why is a pediatric emergency room different?

  • Pediatric experts. Your child will receive care from doctors, nurses, radiologists, technicians, and more who have received extra training specifically for treating children. Child-life and Education specialists are on-hand to help kids feel less stressed or fearful about tests and procedures.
  • Fast Access. Not only does your family have fast access to the pediatric experts in the ER, the ER staff also has immediate access, when needed, to our pediatric specialists at Arkansas Children's Northwest.  
  • Kid-sized care. We specialize in kids and they come in all shapes and sizes. From the tiniest babies to adult-sized teens, we have the right-sized equipment and care for every child. 
  • Peace of Mind. You will have peace of mind knowing that your precious child is receiving the best care for everything from bumps and bruises to serious illness.

Arkansas Children's promotes the health and well-being of our staff, patients, and visitors through a tobacco and nicotine-free environment. All Arkansas Children's campuses are tobacco and smoke-free. Through programs designed to help adhere to the hospital’s commitment to become tobacco and smoke-free, we will make every effort to support patients, families, and staff with the implementation of this policy.

This decision was made in support of our mission to enhance, sustain and restore the health and development of children and to create and maintain a healthy environment for employees, physicians, families and visitors.