Pediatric care in Pensacola
West Florida Healthcare pediatricians collaborate with Nemours pediatric specialists to provide access to high-quality care for children and their families in northwest Florida. We work closely with families, primary physicians, researchers and other Nemours physicians to offer outpatient specialty care and surgical services.
For more information on our pediatric services, please call Consult-A-Nurse® at (850) 494-3212.
Comprehensive pediatric care
Over the past 20 years, Nemours has specialized in pediatrics for northwest Florida and south Alabama children. From infancy to 18 years old, they care for kids of all ages with common and complex conditions.
The Nemours collaboration with West Florida Hospital means that children and families in our region will have access to care that is delivered at the highest levels of quality and safety. Achieving excellence as a children's health system is a team effort and this partnership will ensure your child's care is among the safest and most compassionate in the region.
Pediatric services offered at West Florida Hospital in collaboration with Nemours include:
- Nemours physicians provide consultations for children and teens in the West Florida Hospital emergency room (ER).
- Nemours physicians and West Florida Hospital staff are experts in treating infants, children and adolescents, and they deliver specialty care in the hospital's pediatric unit.
- Board-certified pediatricians from Nemours provide newborn consultations in the hospital's newborn nursery.
Nemours care teams also offer outpatient specialty care and surgical services in:
- Pediatric audiology
- Pediatric cardiology
- Pediatric endocrinology
- Pediatric gastroenterology
- Pediatric nephrology
- Pediatric orthopedics
- Pediatric otolaryngology
- Pediatric pulmonology
- Pediatric radiology (X-ray and ultrasound)
- Pediatric rheumatology
- Pediatric urology
Pediatric emergency care
Our full-service pediatric ER cares for infants, children and adolescents in a comfortable, reassuring environment. We provide pediatric triage, kid-friendly rooms, pediatric-specific beds and specially trained emergency staff in our separate pediatric ER.
With a family centered care focus, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at West Florida Hospital is a multidisciplinary unit that provides care for infants, children and adolescents who become critically ill or injured.
The many physicians, nurses and medical care professionals who work in the PICU have the knowledge, skill and judgment to quickly assess and treat children so that they can achieve the best outcome possible from critical illness or injury.
Equipped with advanced technology, our multidisciplinary team improves survival, speeds recovery, minimizes disability and relieves pain and suffering in a caring and respectful manner.
In addition to patients requiring a higher level of care, admissions to the PICU are regulated by the medical director of the PICU, or the staff critical care physician on duty. Patients may be admitted to the PICU with:
- A critical care physician as the child's attending physician
- Any staff pediatrician or surgeon, who will treat the patient in conjunction with a critical care physician
A critical care physician is available 24 hours a day for consultation on the care of critically ill children. If referral to the PICU is appropriate for your child, the critical care staff will make arrangements to transport your child to the PICU.