Emergency Department

Coronavirus Updates

If your child develops concerning symptoms of cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell, contact your medical provider immediately. Before you go to a doctor’s office or ER, call ahead and tell them about your/your child's symptoms. They will coordinate safe treatment and testing and get you the care you need.

The Emergency Department (emergency room) at CHOP is staffed 24 hours a day by attending physicians and nurses who are specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine. If your child has a medical problem that needs immediate attention, we're here for you.

Getting Here

The Emergency Department is located on the first floor of the Main Hospital. The address is 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19104.

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What to Expect at the Main Hospital and Emergency Department During COVID-19

Our Team

CHOP's Emergency Department includes more than 50 board-certified attending physicians who are specialists in pediatric emergency medicine, along with pediatricians and advanced practice providers who are prepared to care for your child. In addition, our entire nursing team is specially trained in pediatric emergency nursing. CHOP’s pediatric emergency medicine experts care for children at CHOP’s Philadelphia Campus in Philadelphia as well as in the ED at Virtua Voorhees in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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Your Child’s ED Visit

Find directions and quick tips for getting to the Emergency Department at CHOP, including where to park and what to expect when you arrive.

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