Childrens emergency care

Care teams at Peyton Manning Children’s at Ascension St. Vincent are here 24/7 and ready for any emergency, big or small, with shorter wait times from door to doctor. We work quickly to understand your child’s health and what you want for your child so that we can provide care that’s right for your child. Our team of pediatric specialists provides specialized care if your child needs it, right here close to home. The ER at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent is one of Indiana’s only pediatric hospitals dedicated to pediatric emergencies, from newborns to age 18. Emergency care is provided in a child-friendly environment with rooms equipped with child-size medical equipment for faster delivery of care for children. Our dedicated child life specialists are here to comfort your child as any needed testing is done.


Childrens specialty care

Your child's special health needs shouldn't wait, even now. Peyton Manning Children's Hospital specialists at Ascension St. Vincent are now providing virtual (telehealth) visits so your child can get the care they need from home. Call your doctor first to see if a virtual visit is an option for their care.

We work with you to understand your child’s needs and health so that we can provide the care that’s right for your child. 

Our comprehensive specialty care programs include:

  • Developmental and behavioral health
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • General surgery
  • Genetics
  • GI and digestive health
  • Heart and vascular health
  • Hematology and oncology
  • Kidney care
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Plastic surgery
  • Respiratory care
  • Sleep medicine
Peyton Manning Children's Hospital Ascension St. Vincent
Children's emergency care.
Children's specialty care.

Protect yourself from COVID-19

Here are steps to take precautions to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19.

Protect yourself from COVID-19.

Getting the ER care your child needs is still important

Even at this time, don't delay necessary emergency care for your child, because putting off care could make their condition worse. Our caregivers are fully prepared to care for you, with strict precautions in place for your safety while in our care.

  • 24/7 emergency care
  • Compassionate doctors who listen to understand
  • Lab and imaging services on site
  • Access to the Ascension network for follow-up care

Check in for your child's emergency visit. Online appointment scheduling allows you to choose a time that’s right for your family.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 9-1-1.

Childrens primary care

As parents and caregivers, we know the importance of getting regular check-ups and vaccinations on time. That's why we're taking safety precautions to help keep your family safe while getting care at our facilities. And, we're providing virtual (telehealth) visits so that your child can get the care they need from home. Call your pediatrician to see if a virtual visit is an option for their care.

It’s important for you to talk with your child's pediatrician if you have been delaying care. Because delaying care may impact their health. Our care teams can help you plan when and how to get the care they need. 

We start by listening to understand your family. We will work closely with you and your child, and if they are sick or injured, our goal is to help them get well and stay well. By knowing your child, we can provide the personalized care your child needs to live a healthier life.

There may be limited appointments available for online scheduling in some areas. If you do not see a location or time available, search our directory to find a pediatrician.


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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.


Online care, any time, anywhere

We’re here with care that fits you and your child's schedule. We offer online care for:  

Urgent care
With Ascension Online Care, we provide care online for minor illnesses such as fever, cold, flu, seasonal allergies, urinary tract infections, and eye infections. These visits are as secure and confidential as a face-to-face visit and protected by the same patient policy rules.

Mental health care
If your child or teen is struggling emotionally, Ascension Online Care offers virtual mental health services. They can video chat with an experienced psychiatrist, psychologist or counselor online, seven days a week. Whether they are dealing with anxiety, depression, or something else, we're here for you and your family.

Online care, anytime, anywhere.

COVID-19 update

Now, more than ever, it is important to prioritize your child's health and wellness. Don’t delay care. We’re ready to provide the care your child needs, and we are maintaining strict precautions to keep them safe while in our care. View vaccination updates for your area or talk to your doctor. To get more information about COVID-19 or the COVID-19 vaccine as well as how to get the care that’s right for your child, let us know.