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Pediatric Emergency Services

When your child needs emergency care, you want an environment where your child feels comfortable and safe. You want experienced nurses who provide plenty of TLC. You want the Lakeside Hospital ER.

Our emergency room has a highly trained staff of kid-friendly physicians and nurses available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

At our ER, you can expect:

  • Board-certified physicians, as well as emergency specialists and nurses dedicated to the treatment of children.
  • Staff experienced in the treatment of pain in children.
  • The most accurate and effective use of medications.
  • Equipment specially calibrated and made for children.
  • Modern facilities designed with kids in mind.

Lakeside's caregivers are committed to creating an encouraging and nurturing environment for children and their parents. When your child needs emergency care, you can trust our kid-friendly ER staff to provide the level of care and comfort you demand as a parent.

ER or urgent care?

If your child falls off his bike and hits his head, do you need to go to the emergency room or to an urgent care center? Knowing what kind of care your children need during those crucial moments can have a significant impact on their health. Call our Free Nurse Hotline at 504.962-6202.

We're ready when you need us

When your child is sick or hurting, you don't want to wait. Check our average ER wait times on this site or by texting "ER" to 32222.*

And take comfort in knowing we're ready for to provide the specialized care kids need. The National Pediatric Readiness Project represents a national initiative sponsored by the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMSC) to ensure that emergency departments are ready to care for children. ERs were asked to take an assessment regarding available resources for the care of children and received a score based on a 100 point scale.

Lakeside Hospital ER scored 99 percent, well above the Louisiana average of 63 percent.