Emergency Department, Main Hospital

3401 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-590-1944

COVID-19 Testing

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 (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.

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.


Reduced Parent, Caregiver and Sibling Entry

To keep our patients, families and staff safe from COVID-19, we continue to review and adjust our visitation policies. At this time, we are still limiting the number of people in our facilities, and all eligible visitors are required to wear a mask at all times. Please read these guidelines before coming to any CHOP location. Learn what you can expect when you visit CHOP during COVID-19.

Travel Advisory

Please allow for extra travel time to your appointments due to traffic congestion caused by multiple construction projects around CHOP's Philadelphia Campus and HUP, including the full closure of the Wood Garage. Vehicular and pedestrian access to the Wood Garage will be permanently closed after April 13, 2022 as we continue the construction of our New Patient Tower. Read more about parking at Philadelphia Campus