As the first accredited pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center in Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a premier site for the evaluation, treatment and expert care of children who have experienced severe and life-threatening injuries. Patients are admitted to the Trauma Center directly from CHOP's Emergency Department or through a referral from another hospital. Our helipad enables the rapid transfer of patients requiring immediate interventions while our ground transport team is mobilized as appropriate.
Our multidisciplinary team includes surgeons, physicians, nurses, social workers and rehabilitation therapists. In addition, because trauma patients frequently experience multiple injuries or serious single system injuries in need of very specialized care, we work closely with numerous physicians and consult with associate trauma directors from multiple disciplines, including:
We are committed to injury prevention in children and to training healthcare providers in the management of injured children and their families.
To make an appointment with the Trauma Clinic, call: 215-590-5932
To transport a child to CHOP, or for information, call: 1-800-590-2160