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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is dedicated to ensuring your child receives the best care possible. Your primary care provider is always the first line of care for your child. The CHOP Care Network provides many ways to seek medical care for your child when your pediatrician's office is closed. 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.
CHOP Doctors are Closer Than You Think
Did you know that CHOP doctors are on staff in the emergency departments and inpatient pediatric units at several community hospitals throughout the region? Kids have even more options to access the expert pediatric care they need, closer to their homes! See locations near you.
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. *IMPORTANT: If you think your child swallowed a button battery, go to an emergency room right away.
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.
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