Pediatric Inpatient Care Unit in Reno, Nevada

Treating Pediatric Conditions

The Pediatric Inpatient Care Unit at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center provides infants, children, adolescents and teens with local comprehensive medical care. The unit treats common pediatric conditions, including:

  • Respiratory distress
  • Dehydration
  • Allergic reactions
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Infections
  • Pain

When a child is hospitalized, their care team may include board-certified emergency medicine providers, pediatric hospitalists, pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists.

In addition, the care team works collaboratively with parents to ensure they understand treatment options and at-home care instructions. Upon leaving the hospital, the pediatric nursing team will communicate with the patient’s pediatrician to establish follow-up care beyond the walls of the hospital.

Emergency Pediatric Care

Should your child demonstrate emergent health concerns, call 9-1-1 immediately or seek care at the nearest emergency department.

Sudden illness or injury can be stressful for both parent and child. While a trip to the emergency room is never planned, everyone should know what to expect once they arrive at an emergency department.

Pediatric-capable Emergency Department

  • Physicians trained to care for pediatric emergencies
  • Nursing staff trained in pediatric emergency nursing

Our Emergency Department offers:

  • Safe, soothing décor with comfortable seating for families
  • Private treatment rooms
  • Pain management methods such as creams that numb injection sites
  • Age-appropriate language used when describing procedures
  • Stuffed animals or toys provided to pediatric patients for comfort

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If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 775-356-6662.