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A trip to the emergency room is warranted if your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms along with a fever:
  • Does not respond to anti-fever medication
  • Is less than three months old
  • Lethargy
  • Problems breathing
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Acting irritable
  • Decrease in urine

Pediatric Fever Ongoing Care

WellStar offers long-standing, community-based pediatricians who are to home and trained to:

  • Help you determine healthy lifestyles for your child and useful ways to role model your choices
  • Offer advice to prevent illness and injuries
  • Provide early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progression
  • Treat life-threatening childhood conditions requiring intensive care
  • Guide you in anticipating your child’s needs from newborn to adulthood

Pediatric Emergency and Immediate Care Center

Certified nurses with pediatric advanced life support certification work with WellStar’s board-certified emergency services physicians in the Pediatric EDs at WellStar Cobb and Kennestone hospitals. The Pediatric Emergency Department at WellStar Kennestone Hospital is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Pediatric ED at WellStar Cobb Hospital is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.