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How Parents Can Be Prepared for a Pediatric Emergency

Little girl holding inhaler mask.Kids get sick or hurt all the time, and you never know when you’ll be faced with a pediatric emergency.  You need to be prepared in case you have to get your kids help quickly when they are hurt. Highland Park Emergency Room in Dallas have two convenient locations so parents can seek assistance for their kids right away. Knowing where to take your children in case of illness will allow you to save time when they actually get sick or hurt. This will get you on the road and in the right direction more quickly.  You should also have a few things ready in advance. This way, you will be able to get your kids the care they require more quickly.

Being Prepared to Get Help in Case of a Pediatric Emergency

Parents should have a few things ready in case they ever need to respond to a pediatric emergency. For example, you should make a list of allergies that your children have. Remember to write down if your kids are allergic to any medications or have had an adverse drug reaction to any types of drugs they have taken. Kids could also be allergic to things like the dye that is used in CT scans or to latex in medical gloves. Having a list of allergies written down lets you provide this information to care providers. It also ensures that you will not forget anything important in the heat of the moment. If you are not home when kids get sick or hurt and a babysitter or relative needs to take your kids to the ER in case of a pediatric emergency, this list will be invaluable.

Other Ways to be Prepared for a Pediatric Emergency

In addition to listing allergies that children have, you also need to make a list of current medications that your kids are taking. These medications could interact badly with drugs or treatments that the ER may consider to tread your child’s current illness. Having a list in advance ensures that your child is not administered any drugs that could cause an adverse drug interaction.  Having your insurance card available can also be beneficial in case of an emergency, so you should keep your insurance card along with the list of allergies and drugs together in one place.

Responding to a Pediatric Emergency

If your child has a pediatric emergency, you and your son or daughter will benefit from your advanced preparations. Get your information together today! It’s impossible to foresee when a problem will arise. If an issue does occur, Highland Park Emergency Room in Dallas are prepared to help.

What Services Does a Freestanding ER Provide?

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Highland Park Emergency Room are freestanding ER facilities in the Dallas area.  Freestanding ERs offer the same type of medical care and the same treatment options, including diagnostic care, that a traditional ER would. The freestanding ER is simply not attached to a full hospital facility.

Services Provided by a Freestanding ER

There are comprehensive regulations that are designed to make sure a freestanding ER will provide the same types of treatments to patients as they could get if they went to an emergency room that was attached to a hospital facility.  In order to call itself an ER, for example, the facility has to have diagnostic tools like a CT-scan and an ultrasound machine. The freestanding facility also is required to be open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it must have a doctor available in order to provide treatments for patients. The regulations that apply to ensure freestanding ERs have a comprehensive array of features can allow patients to feel at ease about visiting a freestanding facility in Dallas when they need care, rather than going to a traditional facility attached to a full hospital.

Getting Medical Care at a Freestanding ER

When you need medical care, the last thing that you want to do is find yourself waiting hours to  see a doctor- which is unfortunately the likely outcome if you visit a traditional emergency room.  Highland Park Emergency Room are different. Freestanding ERs let patients get high quality care without the wait.  Visit us when you are sick or hurt to see how we can help you to get an accurate diagnosis and get on the recovery path.

We Bill Most Private Insurances


Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept Government Insurances, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-Care.

This facility is a freestanding emergency medical care facility. The facility charges rates comparable to a hospital emergency room and may charge a facility fee. A facility or a physician providing medical care at the facility may be an out-of-network provider for the patient ’s health benefit plan provider network. A physician providing medical care at the facility may bill separately from the facility for the medical care provided to a patient. The facility is an out-of-network provider for all health benefit plans.



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Dallas, TX 75209
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Dallas, TX 75214
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