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Emergency Care for Children

Emergency Care for Children

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 now.

The Children’s Hospital

1200 Children’s Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
405-271-4876

You can’t predict when your child will need emergency care, so rely on The Children’s Hospital, the only emergency room in the Oklahoma City metro offering 24/7 care from specially trained pediatric emergency doctors and nurses who use equipment designed specifically for children.

Level 1 Trauma Care for Children

For the most serious or life-threatening injuries, getting trauma care within the first hour of injury improves survival and positive outcomes. If you’re in Oklahoma or the surrounding region, OU Health’s s Level 1 Trauma center provides the highest level of surgical care for your injured child.

Depend on the multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, healthcare staff and specialists standing ready to treat your child’s emergency, trauma and related conditions 24 hours a day. Your child receives expert treatment in an emergency department that also keeps an operating room open and a trauma surgeon on hand at all times.

How to Get to Here

Located on the north side of The Children’s Hospital, find The Children’s Hospital Emergency Department on NE 13th Street, directly east of Children’s Avenue, formerly Phillips Avenue.

Park in the ramp under the OU Children’s Physicians Building, in front of the Emergency Department doors.

Child-Life Specialists for Age-Appropriate Care

Know that you and your child benefit from a special program designed to reduce the stress of a hospital stay, even within our colorful and welcoming environment. In the emergency department at The Children’s Hospital, you'll work with a full-time Child Life specialist who offers age-appropriate explanations and play-based activities to improve your child’s comfort.

You’re a valued member of your child’s emergency care team and you’re involved in treatment decisions. Medical members of your child’s care team also give you instructions in person and printed in English or Español showing how to provide proper care when your child leaves the hospital.

Does Your Child Need Emergency or Urgent Care?

Call 9-1-1 if you are in doubt.

Know the most common health conditions requiring a trip to the emergency room and find out when to get emergency care for your child.

For health conditions requiring emergency care, your team at OU Health uses on-site laboratories, testing services and collaboration with specialized healthcare experts to quickly diagnose and treat your child’s emergency.

If your child doesn’t seem to have a life-threatening emergency, or you’re unsure where to go, call your primary care provider for advice. Or find an OU Health express care clinic or Kids 1st urgent care clinic near you for prompt attention to these common children’s health conditions:

  • Coughs, colds, sore throat
  • Ear infection
  • Minor burns or injuries
  • Sprained ankle
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