Children's Health Service Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicineat the UTMB Clear Lake Campus

Director:Jared Caruso MD

Come See Us

If, at any time you feel your child is critically injured or ill and needs immediate help, please call 911.

Common reasons to bring your child to the Emergency Room

  • Your child has an injury such as a major cut, bleeding that will not stop, broken bones, head injury or concussion, major trauma, eye, nose and mouth injuries, and serious burns.
  • Your child has a severe allergic reaction.
  • Your child has been exposed to drugs, medications, chemicals, or toxins and has a severe reaction. Call Poison Control at (800) 222-1222.
  • Your child has suicidal thoughts or actions. Please call the Suicide Hotline, (800) 273-8255, for additional help.
  • Your child is in extreme pain: migraine headaches, abdominal pain, chest pain, and musculoskeletal pain.
  • Your child has sudden difficulty breathing.
  • Your child has swallowed an object or has an object stuck in their nose or ear.
  • Your child is experiencing confusion or a sudden change in their mental status.
  • Your child appears to be having a seizure without an existing condition.
  • Your child has a traumatic sports-related injury.
  • Your child is ill with a high fever of 102°F and above with accompanying symptoms: difficulty breathing, difficulty waking up, not urinating or burning urination, abdominal pain, rash, and inconsolable or non-stop crying.


How much does it cost?

  • Most insurances accepted
  • Cash, debit or check also accepted as a form of payment
  • Uninsured, you will NOT be turned away


  • Emergency Room - Clear Lake

    Emergency Room - UTMB Health Clear Lake Hospital

    The Clear Lake Campus offers 24-hour emergency care for children of all ages. UTMB Health in collaboration with Children's Memorial Hermann includes a Pediatric Emergency Department staffed by pediatric providers and nursing staff trained in pediatric care. Emergency Medicine is equipped with CT, X-Ray, ultrasound, and MRI capabilities, full diagnostics lab and respiratory services, as well as a telemetry monitoring system, enabling patients to have freedom of mobility.