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Fast, effective emergency care.

In an emergency, children need different care than adults. From diagnostic procedures like x-rays and MRIs to medication dosages and surgical procedures, we are here for you.

We offer state-of-the-art emergency services provided by board-certified pediatric emergency doctors specializing in the unique needs of children.

Our goal is to help your little one return home as quickly as possible. We create a comforting, family-centered environment where kids can feel safe. Specially trained doctors diagnose and treat children with common illness as well as pediatric emergencies.

The emergency department is specially designed for fast, effective care.

Comprehensive Pediatric Emergency Care

We treat common and complex emergency conditions, including:

  • Allergic reactions with swelling (anaphylaxis)
  • Blurred vision or disorientation
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Deep cuts with heavy bleeding
  • Dehydration
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fall injuries
  • Fever (children under two months of age)
  • Foreign objects
  • Head injuries
  • Paralysis or numbness
  • Persistent asthma attacks
  • Seizures
  • Severe headache or migraine
  • Slurred speech


In addition to expert pediatric emergency care, we offer:

  • Dedicated trauma area for life-threatening illnesses and injuries
  • Specialized emergency behavioral health services
  • Video interpretation services
  • Critical care transport services for children that need to be moved between facilities. Call: 215-427-6900
  • Child life specialists are on hand to explain tests and procedures in an easy-to-understand way
  • Social workers available to help with support services and community provider referrals

Why Choose Us for Your Child’s Emergency Care

Families choose our pediatric emergency care services because we offer:

  • Expertise in pediatric emergency. Our emergency physicians, nurses and other health professionals treat nearly 70,000 children each year.
  • A team ready for anything. With a Level I Trauma Center, we have critical care specialists on-site 24/7.
  • Highly specialized care. We have the only verified and dedicated Pediatric Burn Center in the region. This means we provide the highest-quality burn care from injury through rehabilitation.
  • Quick access to specialists. Our pediatric orthopedists, cardiologists, neurosurgeons, general surgeons, and other specialists are on hand to provide fast care.
  • The resources of an award-winning children’s hospital that has been a regional leader for more than 140 years.
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Pediatric Urgent Care

Minor illnesses and injuries may not require the emergency room. If you need after hours or weekend care for non-life-threatening medical conditions, turn to our urgent care clinic. Board-certified pediatric doctors help your little one feel better fast.

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Pediatric Trauma Center

Children with critical injuries get specialized care at our Level 1 Trauma Center. As one of only three hospitals in the region with this designation, we are uniquely qualified to deliver exceptional care.

Child Life Program

Our child life specialists can help you, and your child prepare for an upcoming surgery or procedure. We can take you on a hospital tour and tell your child about their procedure in a way they can understand.

About Child Life Services

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For questions and assistance, please call the Tower Health helpline.