Pediatric clinic in Walterboro, South Carolina

At Colleton Medical Center, providing comprehensive care in a safe, secure and comforting environment for the community’s youngest patients is a top priority. We offer child-friendly pediatric rooms, adding touches such as fluffy clouds painted on walls and modified diet selections to help keep children as comfortable as possible.

For more information about our pediatric services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (843) 782-2525.

Our child-friendly pediatric services

We are dedicated to ensuring your child feels as comfortable as possible during their stay. Our pediatric physicians, surgeons and medical staff believe that a family-centered approach to treating young patients can make all the difference. We offer:

Pediatric emergency care

The health and safety of patients, from our oldest to youngest guests, is our priority. Our pediatric emergency services feature:

  • A color-coded arm band system that correspond to your child’s weight/height, allowing:
    • Fire and rescue partners to place armbands so that the system is put in place if your child is picked up by ambulance
    • Physicians and nurses to access data that tells them how to mix medications and perform resuscitation measures more accurately
  • Care provided by emergency nurses, pediatric support specialists and board-certified pediatricians trained in emergency medicine

When to seek pediatric emergency care

Children do not always know how to express when they do not feel well or when something is wrong. Seek emergency medical treatment for your child if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • Body part near an injured bone that is numb, tingling, weak, cold or pale
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Fast heartbeat that doesn’t slow down
  • Heavy bleeding or deep wound
  • High fever with headache and stiff neck
  • Rectal temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in children less than 2 months old
  • Severe allergic reaction (shortness of breath, lip/oral swelling, persistent vomiting or altered mental status)
  • Sudden loss of sight, speech or movement
  • Vomiting followed by dry mouth, not crying tears, no urination in more than eight hours or acting very sleepy