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
- Strep throat
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Head injuries
- Children and teens in crisis.
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.
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