Emergency Medicine

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Our highly trained specialists are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, diagnose and manage a vast array of acute illness and injuries among infants, children and adolescents. We work collaboratively with pediatric medical and surgical specialists to bring the best emergency care to infants and children

Each year, the Pediatric Emergency Department at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, treats more than 30,000 children, from infancy to age 20. The state-of-the-art department features 16 rooms and two major treatment/trauma rooms. It is in close proximity, but distinctly separate from the adult emergency department and staffed by physicians and nurses skilled in caring for children. Full-time pediatricians, each of whom has completed additional training in pediatric emergency medicine, oversee patient care.

Consultants in a wide range of pediatric subspecialties are available on a 24-hour basis and we offer a range of support staff to provide child- and family-centered care, including child life and pediatric social workers.

Conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Fever
  • Respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses
  • Poisonings, including environmental toxins
  • Major and minor trauma, including head injury
  • Suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Abdominal emergencies
  • Behavioral and psychiatric emergencies