Piedmont Athens Regional Pediatric Services

Athens Regional PediatricsOur experienced and compassionate Pediatric team at Piedmont Athens Regional is devoted to caring for your child and your family. We provide emergency pediatric services as well as specialty pediatric care for cardiology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, and pulmonary medicine. We also offer the only pediatric hospitalist program in the region.

Family-centered Pediatric Care

When your child is a patient with us, you will receive the best in family-centered care. We know children get better faster when their loved ones are with them. Meals are provided for the parent staying with the child. Siblings are welcome to visit during regular visiting hours -- noon to 8:30 p.m. A beautiful playroom is available 24 hours a day and is often staffed with volunteers. We also offer a library of books and kid-friendly videos.

Pediatric Outpatient Services (POPS)

Pediatric Outpatient Services, or POPS, is on the third floor of Piedmont Athens Regional's Talmadge Tower, in the Pediatrics Department. Patients must be referred by a doctor or primary care provider with privileges at Piedmont Athens Regional. Sick and well child waiting rooms are available for patients and their families. Services include nursing observation and treatment for up to a 12-hour stay and are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The five-bed unit specializes in non-emergency outpatient care and treatment of children under 17 years old, as well as women in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Pediatrics Nurse Line

Staffed by experienced pediatric registered nurses, the Pediatric Nurse Advice Line provides after-hours pediatrician call screening and advice services for patients of pediatricians affiliated with or with admitting privileges at Piedmont Athens Regional. Callers are offered information, support, education -- all based on pediatrician-approved protocols. You will be connected to the Pediatric Nurse Advice Line when you call your pediatrician's office between:

5 p.m. - 6 a.m. - Monday - Thursday
After Noon - Saturday

News about Piedmont Athens Regional Pediatrics

Piedmont Athens Regional and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Affiliation
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Piedmont Athens Regional have announced a formal affiliation agreement under which Children's will collaborate with Piedmont Athens Regional to better serve children and families in the Athens area. The affiliation will support Children's and Athens Regional’s commitment to providing high-quality pediatric care, and expanding access to specialized pediatric care in Georgia.

wagons-1.jpgChad’s Bracket Wagons
Thanks to a generous donation, our Pediatrics Unit offers Radio Flyer wagons equipped with IV poles -- called Chad's Bracket -- to help give children a special way to get around while in our care. Tony and Angie Collins of Woodstock, GA, along with Chad’s Bracket creator, Roger Leggett, gave us this gift for young patients to use.