Emergency Department, Main Hospital

3401 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-3480

The Emergency Department (ED) at CHOP’s Main Hospital on our Philadelphia Campus is staffed by attending physicians and nurses who are specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine. The ED is available 24 hours a day to handle pediatric emergencies, unscheduled visits and consultations that need immediate attention. We offer on-site radiology and can provide conscious sedation for uncomfortable procedures.

CHOP’s Main Hospital ED was the first Level 1 Trauma Center for children in the Delaware Valley and is home to the Poison Control Center. If your child’s medical condition is serious and they need to be admitted, they can easily be transferred to an inpatient unit in our Main Hospital. (ER or Urgent Care? When to go where.)

Image: Main Hospital ED entrance

When You Arrive

CHOP’s Main Campus Emergency Department (ED) is located on the first floor of the hospital. You can enter the hospital through our main entrance on Civic Center Boulevard, through the ambulance bay or Parking Garage A. Parking is only permitted in the garage. When you enter the hospital, staff will direct you to the ED.


Travel Advisory

Please allow for extra travel time to your appointments due to road closures and traffic congestion caused by multiple construction projects around CHOP and Penn, including the full closure of the Wood Center, long-term traffic pattern changes on University Ave. and 34th Street, and more. Please check traffic before you go to see if there are any additional closures or impacts in the area, and check for parking updates.