Emergency | Chestnut Hill Pediatrics

Call 911 if your child:

  • Has a life-threatening emergency and you cannot wait up to 30 minutes for us to return your phone call
  • Is not breathing, turning blue, or has severe breathing difficulty
  • Loses consciousness or cannot be awakened
  • Is having a seizure (convulsions)
  • Has severe unstoppable bleeding
  • Has multiple or serious injuries
  • Has severe allergic reaction (swollen lips, swollen tongue, difficulty breathing)

Go to the nearest emergency department if your child has:

  • Severe testicular pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Bloody or bright green vomiting

Call Poison Control (800-222-1222, EMERGENCY TTY/TDD: (888) 244-5313)

  • If you believe your child may have eaten a poison or other toxic substance
  • Please have the bottle/jar of the poison available when you call
  • If you have ipecac in your house, do NOT use it unless advised to do so by us or poison control

Please call our office immediately if your child has:

  • Possible dehydration
  • Stiff neck
  • Possible broken bones
  • Unusual sleepiness or unresponsiveness
  • Fever over 104 (over 100.4 in infants less than 3 months of age)
  • Any severe pain

Unless advised by your doctor, you should not take your child to the emergency room for the following reasons:

  • Fever
  • Ear pain/infection
  • Flu
  • Colds
  • Minor sprains
  • Nausea
  • Mild stomach pain
  • Mild headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Painful or frequent urination

Please call our office if you are unsure what to do!