Shaw Family Pediatric Emergency Center

Pediatric emergency room

At, the Shaw Family Pediatric Emergency Center , we care for children of all ages in a kid-friendly, family-centered environment. Our dedicated emergency center is specifically designed to reduce your child's anxiety while being treated. Our team of board-certified pediatricians and specially trained pediatric nurses staff the pediatric emergency center  

Because we're an emergency center, you don't need an appointment to be seen. And we're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We treat a variety of pediatric emergencies including:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergic reactions
  • Broken bones
  • Flu
  • Strep throat
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Head injuries
  • Children and teens in crisis.

What to Expect During Your Visit to the Shaw Family Pediatric Emergency Center

When you arrive, our specially trained pediatric nurses and team of board-certified pediatricians will evaluate your child’s condition and ensure around-the-clock pediatric expertise. The pediatric emergency center primarily deals with patients under the age of 18. 

There are four steps to being treated at Shaw Family Pediatric Emergency Center:

If your child needs to be admitted to the hospital for further care or observation, our unit is designed to help to ease the transition from emergency care to an inpatient bed, providing a more comfortable experience for children who need admission.

We provide a full range of ancillary care, including radiology and laboratory services. The Shaw Center also offers support for children who are undergoing outpatient procedures.

Our state-of-the-art facility, dedicated to kids, is designed to lessen the fears that children may experience in an adult health care environment. The Center features three rooms for emergency patients, four inpatient beds and a separate family waiting/play area. Bright murals and stuffed animals help make the Shaw Center a cheerful, comforting place.

Have a question for our staff? Call 301-896-2400.

We are located at Suburban Hospital just off the main entrance at 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814.

Parking for patients and visitors are clearly designated. Suburban Hospital does not validate parking receipts. Payment can be made by cash or credit card. Learn about our hourly rates and valet parking or call the operator with questions at 301-896-3100.