The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides medical care to sick and injured children. It comprises the Sam S. and Rose Stein Emergency Care Center (ECC) at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) and four Urgent Care Centers (UCC).
The ECC is the only emergency care center in the San Diego region that is solely dedicated to the care of children. It is also the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in San Diego County. The emergency care center specializes in a host of services including evaluation and treatment of medical illnesses, treatment of minor injuries (including lacerations), acute orthopedic care, pediatric sedations, non-accidental injuries, stabilization and treatment of children with critical illnesses and trauma, poisonings, water submersion illnesses, acute psychiatric illnesses, and the care of children with special needs among others. The UCCs provide after-hours pediatric care conveniently located at four different locations outside of our main campus.