Pediatric Emergency

Your trusted source for pediatric lifesaving and urgent medical care

Visit our Pediatric Emergency Department

Our clinical teams are uniquely trained and equipped to treat emergency conditions for children. 


Children's Hospital at Sinai Hospital

Specialized Emergency Care Designed for Children

Going to the emergency room can be scary for anyone, but especially for children. That’s why our pediatric emergency departments are centered on the unique needs of our youngest patients and are proud to provide the best quality care, 24 hours a day.


Our emergency departments are staffed with board-certified pediatricians and specialists who provide your child with quality and compassionate medical care. Having dedicated pediatric specialists situated in our emergency departments allows us to place your child in an exam room more quickly, resulting in shorter wait times and less anxiety.

We take extra steps to make sure all children feel safe and comfortable:

Child Life Specialists

Our Child Life specialists are on hand to ensure a child’s stay in the emergency department is as comfortable as possible, providing support and resources to help children during stressful situations, including therapeutic play, preparation for procedures, and education to reduce fear, anxiety and pain.

Minimize Discomfort

We address children’s pain proactively and have a variety of measures designed to minimize discomfort.


The pediatric emergency department at Sinai Hospital is certified as Autism-Friendly by Pathfinders for Autism and can care for children who are intellectually disabled or have other special needs.

When to visit the emergency department

The emergency department is the place to go to treat life-threatening illnesses and injuries. You should visit the ED if your child experiences any of the following symptoms or emergencies:

  • Difficulty breathing caused by conditions such as asthma, croup, pneumonia or RSV
  • Intense allergic reaction
  • Accidental poisoning or ingestion
  • Traumatic injury or accident resulting in a concussion, fracture, broken bone, burn or other wound
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Seizure
  • Loss of consciousness, ability to speak, vision or mobility
  • Severe or persistent pain
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • High fever
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings

Not sure when to visit the emergency department, an urgent care center or call your primary care physician?