Published on in Health Tip of the Week
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is dedicated to ensuring your child receives the best care possible. The CHOP Care Network provides many ways to seek medical care for your child. The following information can help you determine the best place to seek care when your child is sick or injured. Making thoughtful choices about where to seek care can help emergency rooms stay ready for families who need them most.
Poisonings/ Swallowed Objects
Call the Poison Control Center hosted at CHOP at 1-800-222-1222, and a specially trained nurse or pharmacist will assist you. This free hotline is available 24/7.
For COVID-19 testing for your child, use the retail or public health sites in your community. CHOP also has dedicated COVID-19 testing sites. You can make an appointment for a COVID-19 test here. This helps free up space in the ED for serious medical emergencies.
For more COVID-19 testing resources, call the Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline at 800-722-7112.