Emergency Medicine

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. What to expect at the Main Hospital during COVID-19 »

If you need COVID-19 testing, please use community testing resources instead of coming to the ER. That helps free us up to care for serious medical emergencies. Schedule at a CHOP COVID testing site here.

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

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.

Get directions to the Philadelphia ED »

Get directions to the King of Prussia ED »

What to Expect at the 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, King of Prussia Campus, and the ED at Virtua Voorhees in Voorhees, New Jersey.


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Medical Questions/Concerns
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Your Child’s ED Visit

Learn what to expect at your child’s visit to the Emergency Department (ED) on CHOP’s Philadelphia Campus.

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