The Penn State Children’s Hospital Approach to Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Services at Penn State Children’s Hospital provides emergency medicine care especially for children and teens.

If you have an emergency, call 911 for transport or go to Pediatric Emergency Services, located in the emergency department at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

If you’re a physician who wants to alert us of your patient’s arrival, please call our 24-Hour MD Network at 800-233-4082.

Specialty Emergency Services Just for Kids

You’ll find:

  • Our specially trained emergency care team, which includes pediatric emergency medicine doctors and nurses
  • A kid-friendly experience to ease your child’s worries and fears
  • The team works hand-in-hand with pediatric intensive care and the Trauma Program at Penn State Children’s Hospital

Should your child require intensive care or trauma care, the transfer of care is quick and seamless – important in emergency situations when time means everything.

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Our Experts in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Our Pediatric Emergency Medicine care team belongs to the only department of its kind in south central Pennsylvania. Patients have access to world-renowned experts in all areas of pediatric, medical and surgical subspecialties.

Why Choose Penn State Children’s Hospital for Care

The Region’s Only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center

Penn State Children’s Hospital is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in south-central Pennsylvania. This means we’re the only providers in the region offering high-level, 24/7 care to children and teens with sudden, serious injuries.

A Kid-Friendly Environment

Our Emergency Department exam rooms are designed to be calming for your child, and we use instruments that are specially made for infants and children. Child Life specialists are also available to support your family with special techniques that reduce stress and trauma.

Improving Pediatric Health Care Through Research and Clinical Trials

Penn State Health includes Penn State Children’s Hospital, a national leader in research and on the leading edge of new treatment options in pediatric medicine, including clinical trials, in partnership with Penn State College of Medicine.

Our Convenient Locations

Find the care your family needs, close to home, at one of our many locations throughout central Pennsylvania.

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