Our state-of-the-art Children’s Emergency Room and new waiting area are specially designed to provide safety, well-being and support for kids and families during their most challenging days and nights.

The emergency department can be accessed from Prospect Avenue. A patient drop-off and pick-up area is available near the entrance. After drop-off, parking is available in parking structure P4 (across the street). Learn more about parking.

For a medical emergency or life-threatening condition, call 911 or go to the nearest ER. For a mental health crisis, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, available 24/7.

Conditions We Treat

Emergency care is required for the most serious conditions, including those that are life-threatening. Some of these conditions may include:

  • Difficulty breathing or major asthma attack
  • Severe injuries, burns, or cuts
  • Severe chest pain
  • Weakness/numbness on one side, slurred speech, or vision loss
  • Severe allergic reactions, poisoning, or swallowed objects
  • Severe head injury
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • High fever with widespread rashes or headache/stiff neck
  • For infants less than 28 days old, a fever of 100.4 or more

Emergency Care Just for Kids

Region's only dedicated kids ER

We’re the region’s only dedicated emergency room for children, treating more than 26,000 kids yearly — and 3,000 of the most critical trauma patients.

Level 1 pediatric trauma center

As the region’s only maximum level trauma center, we provide care for every level of injury at every stage of recovery. Your child has access to all the care they need.


ER or Urgent Care?
You can visit urgent care if your child's condition needs medical attention but is not life threatening. Our Know Where to Go guide helps you understand what level of care your child needs.
View Our Guide