High Volumes & Wait Times
We are experiencing extremely high volumes due to seasonal illnesses. We appreciate your patience as this may mean longer-than-normal wait times in our EDs. Wait times are typically longest in evening hours and shortest in the morning. Get tips for what can be treated at home and when to seek medical attention.
If you have mild symptoms or are seeking a COVID-19 test, please use community testing resources instead of coming to the ER. That helps free us up to care for serious medical emergencies. CHOP COVID testing options »
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.
CHOP has two Emergency Departments — one on the first floor of the Main Hospital in Philadelphia and one on the ground floor of the Middleman Family Pavilion in King of Prussia.
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What to Expect at the Hospital and Emergency Department
Find information about what to expect when you come to the hospital or Emergency Department at this time.
Our Programs and Services
CHOP's Emergency Department includes over 75 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, King of Prussia Campus, and the ED at Virtua Voorhees in Voorhees, New Jersey.