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Pediatric Emergency Room

UVA's Emergency Department is one of only five level-one trauma centers in Virginia. Our team of physicians, nurses and health care professionals are trained to provide the most comprehensive care for acutely ill and injured children.
Pediatric Emergency Room

Pediatric Emergency Room

UVA's Emergency Department is one of only five level-one trauma centers in Virginia. Our experienced team delivers comprehensive, coordinated emergency care for acutely ill and injured children, adolescents and young adults up to age 21.

Emergency Care for Kids
Pediatric Emergency Room

A Comforting, Safe Environment

We prioritize your child's comfort and safety. Our quiet, kid-friendly waiting area is separate from the adult emergency room and stocked with books, toys, videos and other items to help ease a child's anxiety. We also have private screening rooms, separate from adult emergency patients.

Our pediatric emergency room has the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools available, designed to fit children of all ages. We’re open 24/7.

Around the Clock Access

Emergency Services for Kids

We offer a wide range of services for infants, adolescents and teens:

  • Pegasus, our hospital-based air and ground transport service, provides care to critically ill or injured patients.
  • We're committed to protecting children from physical and sexual abuse. Our doctors and nurses with specialized training offer comprehensive exams for children who are suspected victims of abuse. You can also make an appointment for one of these sensitive evaluations.
  • UVA is home to the Blue Ridge Poison Center. Our experts are always available by phone for confidential and free treatment advice about poison safety, including questions about the safe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.Our nurses and doctors are trained to handle poisonings from:
    • Medicines
    • Plants
    • Household cleaning products
    • Industrial chemicals
    • Snake bites
    • Carbon monoxide 
Contact Us

To speak with emergency room staff, call 434.924.2231

In case of emergency, call 911.

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A 5-Year-Old's ER Story

When Christopher fell and cut his neck, paramedics rushed him to UVA. Find out what happened in our pediatric ER


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