Wellness and healthcare for every child
We are here for you when your family needs it the most. When your child needs emergency care, a visit to the hospital, sick care or a wellness visit, we’ve got you covered with pediatric specialists and facilities designed just for kids.
The only pediatric ER in Brevard County is located at Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
Your child will quickly get the emergency care they need by a team of skilled pediatric specialists, physicians and nurses. Our child life specialists help kids be kids — even in the hospital.
1350 Hickory St.
Melbourne, FL 32901
The pediatric ER is operated in partnership with AdventHealth for Children.
Our Pediatric Inpatient Unit
We try to avoid having your child stay in the hospital — and we know you do too. But when your child is sick, needs extra care or is scheduled for surgery, we make sure you and your child are comfortable and prepared.
What to expect
It’s not uncommon for children to be nervous and afraid about being in the hospital. Some children may not understand why they are there or that certain procedures can help them feel better.
Our team can help allay their fears, and yours also. Our physicians, specialists, nurses and other associates will keep you informed and updated through your child’s stay. We will answer any questions you have about your child’s care, no matter what time of day or night.
Our pediatric inpatient unit is designed just for kids and their families.
- Sleeping accommodations in your child’s room so you can spend the night
- A playroom for patients and their siblings
- Toys to bring back to your child’s room if they can’t visit the playroom
- Children’s menu with favorites such as grilled cheese, hamburgers and hot dogs
- Baby food and formula for our youngest patients
Your child’s safety
Your child’s health, safety and privacy are our top priorities.
- We use an electronic monitoring system to keep the pediatric unit doors locked at all times.
- We ask family members to please keep their child’s hospital crib rails up at all times to prevent falls or accidents.
- We do not allow latex balloons in our pediatric patient rooms as they can be a choking hazard. We welcome family members and visitors to bring Mylar balloons.
- Your child’s nurses will guide you if your child needs specialized care and show you how to cuddle or hold them if they have IV lines, wires or tubing in place.
What you can do
No one knows your child as well as you do. There are several things you can do to help make your child’s hospital visit as smooth and comfortable as possible.
- Get answers to all the questions you and your child might have about their health or any procedures they may have. Feel free to bring a notebook to write down important information.
- Prepare your child for their hospital stay using toy medical kits, pretend play with a doll or stuffed animal and age-appropriate books.
- Always tell your child the truth about their health, even if something will hurt. Reassure them that even if they feel uncomfortable or in pain, that the doctors and nurses are working to help them feel better.
- Stay with your child at the hospital as much as possible, even your teenager. Being apart from their loved ones is tough for children who are hospitalized. Tell your child where you are going and when you will be back if you have to leave their room, even for just a few minutes.
- If you can’t stay overnight, consider asking another family member or trusted friend to take your place, or leave photos of yourself in your child’s room.
- Bring your child’s favorite items from home to help them feel more comfortable. This could include a favorite toy or blanket, pajamas or a comfortable pillow, or their favorite music or books.
Sick care and well visits
Our pediatricians are dedicated to keeping your child healthy and active. We offer numerous convenient pediatric services:
- Same-day sick child visits
- Well visits and annual physicals
- School and sports physicals
- Newborn exams
- Developmental assessment
- Referrals to specialists, including pediatric orthopedics, surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychiatry