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Emergency Care for Children

Emergency Care for Children

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

Oklahoma Children's Hospital OU Health

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 Oklahoma 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.

We Expect the Unexpected

With the most comprehensive range of care available from skilled pediatricians with years of experience, Oklahoma Children's Hospital has new services for the fastest response to children's specific healthcare needs.

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    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 Oklahoma Children's Hospital ER

    Located on the north side of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, the emergency room is off NE 13th Street, directly east of Children’s Avenue. Park in the ramp and look for signs for Emergency.

    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 Oklahoma 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.

    In addition, if your child requires respiratory therapy services, laboratory or imaging services, or requires more advanced care, rest assured that the state's foremost experts are there for you, all under one roof.

    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.

    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. You can have peace of mind knowing care is provided by trusted local pediatricians, who are connected to the state’s largest and most comprehensive pediatric practice. When kisses and Band-Aids aren't enough you can choose:

    • The emergency department at Oklahoma Children's Hospital, Oklahoma City's only dedicated 24/7 pediatric ER, with doctors and medical staff dedicated to the healing of children.
    • Two after hours urgent care locations in the Oklahoma City Metro, with on-site labs, X-ray, and diagnosis and treatment of minor wounds, burns, colds, flu and sports injuries.
    • Virtual visits with the same local, highly skilled OU Health pediatric experts who care for children in our hospitals. Our providers do their best to treat your child online, and if additional care is needed, they can help make recommendations for follow-up in-person care or emergent care.
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