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Pediatrics

If your child is sick or injured, you want them to feel better as soon as possible. You can trust the doctors and nurses at Lake Regional to provide the care your child needs.

Primary Care

Our pediatricians and family medicine providers care for children and teens every day in our seven primary care clinics. Services include care for acute illnesses, such as sore throats and stomachaches, and well visits to monitor children's growth and overall health.

Pediatrician or Family Medicine Provider?

Both pediatricians and family medicine providers care for pediatric patients. Pediatricians are doctors who care for children from birth through age 21. Family medicine physicians, as well as family medicine nurse practitioners, care for all family members, from newborns through seniors. Some parents prefer to take their children to pediatricians, while others prefer to go to a family medicine provider who cares for everyone in the family. You should feel free to choose the provider who best serves you.

Learn more about primary care at Lake Regional.

Express Care

For nonemergency illnesses and injuries, it's best to take your child to their primary care provider, whenever possible. But if that provider's schedule is full or it's after clinic hours or the weekend, it's still important to get your child the care they need. In that case, our Express Care team is a great option.

Express Care is similar to a primary care clinic, but care is provided on a walk-in basis and does not require an appointment. Plus, the hours extend into the evening and include weekends and most holidays.

Express Care is for non-life-threatening issues, such as colds, earaches, allergies, sprains or mild sunburn. Express Care clinics treat patients 3 months of age and older.

Learn more about Lake Regional Express Care.

Emergency Care

Lake Regional Emergency Department is here 24/7 to provide time-critical care for patients of all ages. To help ease children's anxiety and give them a warm welcome, the pediatric room at Lake Regional Emergency Department has a fun, kid-friendly look. Plus, the hospital has iPads with age-appropriate apps for pediatric patients. And parents can take confidence knowing our ED team includes full-time emergency physicians and nursing staff trained in trauma care and pediatric advanced life support.

Learn more about emergency care at Lake Regional.

Specialized Care

Several Lake Regional specialists and therapists provide care to children and teens, including in the following service areas:

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Lake Regional Physician Referral Line
573.348.8385

After-Hours Nurse Advice Lines
Peds: 855.175.7337
Adults: 844.438.5764
For emergencies, call 911 or go to nearest emergency department.