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You may bring your child to an Emergency Department for many reasons. Our pediatric emergency physicians and nurse specialists are available 24 hours a day to help immediately and if necessary, to refer your child for any special help that’s needed. We act as the front door to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Once your child comes to us, you can be sure the right pediatric specialist will treat your child.
Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center/Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center • 216-844-1644
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
In some emergencies—imminently life-threatening injuries or other traumatic medical situations—your child may need to get to the hospital immediately. If you or an EMS technician or other professional feel the danger to your child is serious and immediate, you can call for a mobile intensive care unit or helicopter transport.
Call the Pediatric Transport Department at 216-844-1111 or 800-421-9199 to set up emergency transportation to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital—any time of day or night.
When your child has been critically injured, you need help fast. Every minute counts. At UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, our Pediatric Trauma Center is ready to handle life-threatening injuries 24 hours a day.
We provide the most advanced care possible from the time we first see your child for an injury and all through rehabilitation. We will stay with you and your family for as long as care is needed. We are Northeast Ohio’s only Regional Pediatric Trauma Team, and our experts are always at your service.
Rainbow’s Pediatric Emergency Department also has Child Life specialists to help make your child as comfortable as possible. These pediatric specialists are trained to talk with kids about what is happening to them. If your child needs tests, for example, such as drawing blood, having a CT scan, or an IV started, your specialist will explain what’s going on—in developmentally appropriate terms that your child can understand easily. For young children, we often use pictures to help them understand. We offer reassurance and explanations at every step of the way. For serious emotional issues such as suspected abuse, one or more of our team of social workers will be assigned to help you and your family.
Because we know that emergency room visits often require bringing other children along, we’ve organized our waiting area especially for families. You’ll have a family liaison staff member assigned to you who can get your questions answered and help other siblings keep busy with crayons, coloring books and stories.
Providers can arrange for transfer by contacting the Transfer Referral Center: 216-844-PEDS or 1-800-421-9199
Pediatric Emergency Department: 216-844-1644
Inpatient information: 216-844-3911
If there is a medical emergency, always dial 911.
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