Hematology Acute Care Unit

The Sickle Cell Center's Hematology Acute Care Unit (HACU) provides rapid evaluation and treatment for children with blood diseases.

On weekdays, during daytime hours, parents of children with blood diseases may bypass the Emergency Department and come straight to the HACU, which is located in the Main Hospital, for evaluation and treatment of non-emergent, acute illness.

Hematologists and hematology nurse practitioners see the patients quickly to evaluate and initiate management of acute illness. If, after 23 hours in the HACU, the patient is not ready to be managed at home, the child will stay on at CHOP as an inpatient.

Please call 215-590-3437 and ask to speak with our sickle cell disease nursing team for more information.