Pediatric Emergency Department

Call 911 if you think your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency

In the NCH Pediatric Emergency Department, we specialize in treating infants, children and teens for their emergency conditions and injuries, partnering with parents to address all family needs. Our pediatric emergency team includes experienced pediatric nursing staff, partnered with board-certified pediatric emergency specialists from Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, to deliver optimal care to kids of all ages, down to the tiniest newborn. Our location is adjacent to the main Emergency Department at Northwest Community Hospital, 800 W. Central Avenue in Arlington Heights.

Our Emergency Department is fully prepared and ready to safely welcome you, following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health authorities, using the best practices for hygiene, infection control and social distancing. Don’t wait to get the emergency care you need.

The NCH Advantage
  • Dedicated pediatric emergency department
    Our department is staffed with pediatric emergency specialists from Lurie Children’s and dedicated pediatric nurses.
  • Designed around children’s needs
    Children of all ages need medication, equipment and beds that fit their unique size, including newborn infant warming beds.
  • Reassuring atmosphere
    Our pediatric staff are skilled in calming the fears of children (and parents). Each patient room has a TV/DVD player and picture books, coloring books, games and toys available for all.
  • Room for the whole family
    Our patient rooms are spacious to accommodate the whole family and all they bring with them, including stroller and car seats.
  • Special, safe waiting area for siblings
    We provide a dedicated space for reading, playing games, coloring or watching TV during the family’s visit.
  • Extended hours of operation
    The pediatric emergency department accepts patients from 12:00 pm (noon) to 11:00 pm every day, with Pediatric Hospitalists (who staff the pediatric inpatient unit) available for consultation 24 hours a day
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)

NCH’s pediatric emergency department has been recognized by the state of Illinois for providing specialized emergency care for children. The pediatric emergency staff is specially trained to care for children in all emergencies, using child-sized equipment and following pediatric guidelines for weight-based dosing of medications.

Animal-Assisted Therapy

For all of our animal lovers, specially trained dogs and their handlers bring children and families comfort and distraction in the pediatric emergency department, easing stress and worry with their calm, loving presence.

Pediatric Emergency Department Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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