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 P3 on Campus Street (just down the road). Learn more about parking.


For a medical emergency or life-threatening condition, call 911


Emergency Care Just for Kids

Kids’ healthcare needs are different — we know how to meet those needs with specialized tests, equipment and treatments. Our team of pediatric experts is ready to help your child 24/7, no matter the emergency. From the most critical conditions to immediate care for serious injuries and broken bones, our team provides care across nearly all medical specialties.

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.

Expert pediatric emergency care

Your child's expert care team includes board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and a full range of pediatric emergency specialists.

Rapid access to advanced care

Our emergency room has two pediatric trauma bays to get your child testing and treatment quickly. Each bay has easy access to a CT scan and operating room.

Comfort in crisis

Our new dedicated waiting area is larger to provide more families a comfortable, calming space. Staff are always nearby, ready to assist you with anything they can.

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.

Care for the whole child

Your child’s care goes beyond physical conditions. Child Life Specialists and emotional support resources ease the healing process and offer comfort.