Emergency Care at NCH

Pediatric Emergency Room

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Call 911 if you are (or think you are) experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

View Emergency Care Locations

Text/HTML

Top pediatric emergency care for your child: NCH and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

When choosing where to go when your child needs emergency pediatric care, remember this: Treating children is different from treating adults. The equipment needs to be smaller, the atmosphere soothing and family friendly—and most of all, the staff should have the pediatric emergency expertise to determine the right diagnosis and treatment quickly.

At the Northwest Community Hospital Pediatric Emergency Room, we specialize in treating children and families in an emergency. Our experienced pediatric emergency staff work with board-certified pediatric emergency specialists from Lurie Children's to provide the very best pediatric care for children of all ages, down to the tiniest newborn.

The NCH Advantage

  • Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room – Staffed with top pediatric emergency specialists from NCH and Lurie Children’s
  • Designed Around Children’s Needs – Smaller medical equipment. Soothing, family friendly atmosphere. Pediatric staff who know how to calm children’s fears
  • Reassuring Atmosphere – TV in every treatment area. Toys, games, and puzzles to keep your child happy and occupied
  • Room for the Whole Family – Treatment areas spacious enough to hold families and all they bring with them, like strollers and car seats. Special, safe waiting area for siblings where they can read, play games, or watch TV
  • Extended Hours of Operation – Open 12pm to midnight every day. Pediatric emergency specialists in regular ER after hours

Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)

NCH's pediatric emergency room has been recognized by the state of Illinois as providing specialized emergency care for children. The pediatric emergency staff is specially trained to care for children using child-sized equipment and following guidelines for weight-appropriate medications.

Advanced facility designed for children

  • Larger treatment bays to accommodate everything that families bring with them
  • Comfortable seating for family members and safe, soothing décor
  • Equipment and supplies uniquely fashioned to meet the needs of pediatric patients and their families
  • Pediatric stretchers are even made to the same standards as cribs
  • A television in every patient bay
  • Toys, games and puzzles to keep your child happy and occupied
  • A sibling waiting area

Animal-assisted therapy in pediatric ER

Specially trained dogs and their handlers bring children and families in the pediatric ER a welcome distraction and comfort while also reducing stress.

Read more about animal-assisted therapy
NCH Schedule an Appointment

For more information

XModPro
NCH Category Label
Text/HTML

Multidisciplinary staff trained in child development

  • Board-certified specialists in pediatric emergency medicine from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provide expert, compassionate care for sick or injured children
  • Nurse practitioners with specialized expertise in pediatric and emergency care know how to treat everything from broken bones to critically ill kids
  • Pediatric hospitalists from Lurie Children's are on-site 24 hours a day and are available to see children for consultations in the main emergency room when the pediatric ER is closed
See the Full Team
NCH Category Label
Resource Module 3
Be Informed, Be Healthy

Be Informed, Be Healthy

Find helpful information and smart strategies for healthier living and overall wellness. Health news. Blogs. Tools and tips. Frequently asked questions. And more.

Explore Resources
Wellness & Prevention Shared Resource Icon
Wellness & Prevention

Wellness & Prevention

Take an active role in your own wellbeing. See how to achieve optimal health and prevent disease by staying active. Our Wellness Center offers the best programs and people to help you achieve your wellness goals.

Visit Our Wellness Center
Billing & Insurance Shared Resource Icon
Billing & Insurance

Billing & Insurance

Health insurance information. Get price quotes and room rates. Find out about bill payment options and prompt pay discounts. Get information about financial assistance.

View Billing & Insurance Resources