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Pediatric Emergency Care

Emergency pediatric care is offered 24/7 at our Pediatric Emergency Room

The Duddie Massad Emergency and Trauma Center
Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Pediatric Care Pavilion
UMass Memorial – University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care

Children aren’t just small adults. They require staff and physicians with advanced training in the care of children with critical illnesses or injuries. The Pediatric Emergency Room at UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center:

  • Is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in the region
  • Is staffed by dedicated emergency staff trained in pediatric care 
  • Employs child life specialists who make children more comfortable through distraction and explaining tests and procedures in a way that children understand
  • Has adopted the Kid's Comfort Promise, which uses age-appropriate techniques and medications to minimize pain and anxiety from shots, blood draws, or IV lines
  • Has 13 private rooms where your child will be treated in a warm, caring environment.
  • Offers a kid-friendly environment complete with the Hanover Insurance Group Children's Waiting Area for children and their families
  • Provides direct access to dozens of pediatric specialists

Urgent care for children and adolescents is provided in PediPlace, adjacent to the Pediatric Emergency Room. Your child will receive expert medical care when your pediatrician or family doctor is unavailable. Many area doctors regularly refer children to PediPlace for after-hours visits because they know the staff prides itself on quality care and attentive service. 

Appointments: 855-UMASS-MD

Children's Medical Center
University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655


Children's Hospital Association