The Emergency Department at Children's Hospital & Medical Center is the only emergency department in Nebraska dedicated solely to the care of children. Our pediatric-trained doctors and staff specialize in meeting the unique needs of children and their families during a medical emergency. In fact, we treat over 25,000 patients each year.
8200 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114
Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A certified pediatric emergency medicine physician is present 24 hours a day to handle emergencies and consultations that need immediate attention. All children are assessed by a registered nurse upon arrival, and radiology and laboratory services are available 24 hours a day.
Because our doctors and nurses are specially trained in pediatric emergency medicine, they have additional expertise in easing the pain and anxiety that can come with emergencies. They are skilled at:
- Explaining what is happening to your child during treatment.
- Understanding that children might react differently than adults.
- Providing instruction on how to care for your child when you get home.
- Assessing the unique treatment needs of children and teenagers. Some treatments for adults aren't appropriate for kids, and medical research done with adults may not apply to children.