Patient in treatment room with pediatric physician

If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

Northwestern Medicine boy leaving hospital with a broken arm in a wheelchairChildren can be treated 24/7 at any Northwestern Medicine Emergency Department.

For critical cases, the Pediatric Emergency Department of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital1 is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center. Our board certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and nurse practitioners from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago are trained to skillfully care for your child during a time of crisis.

Pediatric Emergency Services Offered at Central DuPage Hospital

If intensive care is necessary, after stabilization your child can be transferred to the Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), a six-bed pediatric care center, staffed by Lurie Children's pediatric intensivists and other critical care specialists.

The CDH Pediatric Emergency Department annually provides a comprehensive range of emergency pediatric care service to more than 18,000 babies, young children and teens (up to age 19).

Multidisciplinary team approach

Northwestern Medicine patient with nurse in colorful waiting roomThe CDH Pediatric Emergency Department offers care for children through a multidisciplinary team approach. You’ll find medical professionals who understand the benefit of coordinated emergency medicine—from the nurses who know just the right words to comfort your child to the skilled emergency medicine care team2 that includes:

  • Lurie Children's specialists, board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatrics
  • Additional Lurie Children's pediatric specialists including general surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, radiologists, hematologists/oncologists, pulmonologists and others as needed
  • Patient care technicians
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Registered nurses with advanced education and certification in critical care
  • Radiology technicians
  • Child life specialists
  • Social workers

This compassionate, collaborative approach to care is available for pediatric patients from arrival through recovery.

Advanced technologies In child-focused environment

The CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is uniquely designed, combining child-friendly touches with state-of-the-art technologies. The waiting room and the treatment rooms are tailored to meet the needs of your child and your family. And much of the latest medical technology and equipment is "child-sized" to help your child feel more at ease during diagnosis and treatment.

In a pediatric emergency situation, timing can be critical. Through a medical imaging system, pediatric radiologists can simultaneously view and interpret images and scans—allowing for quicker diagnosis and more timely treatment for your child.

Less critical emergency needs

Fortunately, many emergencies don't need the high level of care available through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Central DuPage Hospital. Less critical emergencies—such as a high fever or a sprain—can often be treated and stabilized at one of the many Northwestern Medicine Convenient or Immediate Care Centers.

Children can be treated 24/7 at any Northwestern Medicine Emergency Department.

Ronald McDonald House® near Central DuPage Hospital

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI) formed a relationship with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital to open our fifth Ronald McDonald House®, expanding hospitality and support to families of hospitalized children.

Legal Information
1

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

2

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

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The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.