Trauma Center

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Making a referral or arranging a trauma transport

Pediatric trauma patient referrals can be made with only one phone call 24 hours a day.

To arrange all trauma transports to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia whether by ground or air call 1-800-590-2160 or 215-590-2160. This number connects you with our Transport Communication Center.

Once connected, our communications specialist will patch you through to our trauma control physician, who is a pediatric emergency medicine physician trained and experienced in pediatric trauma care. The trauma control physician will advise you on any care that you need to provide for the child before transfer and will answer any other questions that you might have. This physician, along with the transport team, will also help to determine the best way for the child to travel. While this discussion is taking place the communications specialist will already be arranging this transportation.

The trauma team, plus any other needed physician service, will then be notified to expect the arrival of the child. It is our policy never to refuse admission of an acutely injured child.

Visit the Emergency Transport Program website  for more information.

Trauma consultations: Calling for advice about pediatric trauma

As a level I pediatric trauma center, we are committed to providing the best pediatric trauma care possible. If you have an immediate concern about the care of a patient, please call 215-590-CHOP (215-590-2467) to discuss the situation with the trauma control physician, who is a pediatric emergency medicine physician trained and experienced in pediatric trauma care.

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Contact Us

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

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