At Elkhart General Hospital, we want to help your children grow to live active, healthy lives. So we team up with parents and caregivers, taking a comprehensive approach to pediatric care. Not only do we focus on prevention and treatment of illnesses and injuries, but we also emphasize education, training and support for parents and other caregivers.
An Environment that is Centered on the Family
Our goal is to create a caring, compassionate environment where families with sick or injured children can turn for help. Whether it is a scheduled visit or an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department, we center our care on your child, combining the latest medical breakthroughs with thoughtful advances in pediatric health care.
We have designed our Pediatric Unit to help your child feel as safe and comfortable as possible. The unit is designed with children in mind, from murals and bright colors running throughout the unit and a playroom which is available 24 hours a day for children and families.
Pediatric Unit Visiting Hours
We understand that visits from family and friends are an important part of a child’s recovery process, so we offer the following visiting hours:
Parents or legal guardians may stay 24 hours a day.
Open visitation is from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
After 8 pm, it is recommended that one parent may spend the night in the room with the child.
Emergency Care for Children
Our Emergency Department is open around the clock to provide immediate, high-quality care to your children.
Our ED is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses experienced in providing pediatric care. These are professionals who have received advanced training in all types of emergencies involving young people.
Supporting them is a whole team of on-call specialists, as well as radiology, laboratory and anesthesiology services. To learn more about our Emergency Services, click here.
Note to parents: Please take time to complete a Consent for Emergency Medical Treatment of a Minor Child form for each child in your household. This form allows our physicians to administer medical care promptly to your child if you cannot be reached.
The Kind of Specialists You Want for Your Child
The pediatricians and family practice physicians on the medical staff at Elkhart General provide experienced, quality care for infants, children, teens and young adults up to age 21. Some of their services include:
Well Baby Check-ups
Physical examinations (for school and athletic teams)
Health screenings (hearing and vision screenings)
Behavioral counseling and psychosocial growth evaluations
Diagnosis, treatment and management of acute illnesses or disabilities young people
Infant and Child CPR Classes
Infant and Child CPR classes are offered by Elkhart General for parents and caregivers. Please call our Emergency Medical Services Department at 574-875-6430 or register online.
For More Information
Call our Pediatrics Unit at 574-523-3272.