We offer compassionate emergency care designed specifically for children and families.
If you and your child have to visit the emergency room, we want to make the experience as comfortable as possible. At Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we provide treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children who need emergency or urgent care for an injury or illness. Our entire emergency department is dedicated to the care of children, including our team of pediatric emergency care doctors and nurses.
As soon as you arrive at the KiDS Emergency Department, which is part of the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services, your child has an initial screening evaluation by one of our pediatric emergency medicine specialists. Then, he or she is moved quickly into one of our treatment rooms.
If your child needs more specialized treatment, our emergency care experts may collaborate with other pediatric doctors in more than 35 specialty areas to provide care to your child as quickly as possible.
We understand that being injured or sick can be stressful for your child. We provide a variety of age-appropriate toys, games, books, and other activities in our family-friendly waiting area.
Our child life specialists can also help calm and engage children who are waiting to be examined by a pediatrician or specialist. If a doctor recommends a procedure, child life specialists can help prepare your child and distract him or her during treatment.
Please dial 911 if your child is experiencing an emergency.