If you or your child develops a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, contact your medical provider immediately. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, 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. If you feel sick, avoid contact with others and wash hands often with soap and water.
The Emergency Department at CHOP is staffed 24 hours a day by attending physicians and nurses who are specially trained in emergency medicine. The team cares for your child and her medical problems when she can't wait to be seen by her regular doctor.
The Emergency Department is located on the first floor of the Hospital's Main Building. The address is 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, 19104.
- If you arrive by car, pull into the driveway by the Hospital's main entrance. Security will direct you to park in the Hospital's Main Building Parking A. Once parked, take any elevator to the first floor.
- If you arrive by public transit or are dropped off, enter through the main entrance of the Hospital. Proceed to the information desk. Staff will direct you to the ED.
Our Programs and Services
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 Main Campus in Philadelphia as well as in the ED at Virtua Voorhees in Voorhees, New Jersey.