Emergency Medicine


In an emergency, call 911.

Stabilize. Treat. Heal.
A trip to the emergency room is not something you plan for, but it’s something you want to be there when you need it. As a parent or caregiver, you want your child’s situation managed quickly and accurately, and want the experience to be as stress-free as possible.

For you, the best emergency room experience doesn’t make you wait, or fill out too many forms. It connects you quickly to caring providers who explain procedures and acknowledge your role as the expert in your child’s life and welfare.

What makes us your best choice?
At University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, emergency and trauma physicians and providers are experts in pediatric emergency medicine so they understand the unique needs of pediatric patients in an emergency setting. We’re trained and prepared to help your child in any emergency. Also, all our emergency physicians work on the Trauma Services team. That means they’re experienced and committed to stabilize, treat and heal patients with any type of trauma injury or emergency medical need.

Offering you 50+ specialties right here
The emergency department is located in our state-of-the-art facility. It includes two trauma/resuscitation rooms and an observation room. University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital offers more than 50 pediatric specialties—more than any other hospital in the state—if your child needs inpatient care.

We’re ready for you
Any time your child needs emergency care, we're here for you. The emergency entrance is on the west side of the hospital. For a map, visit the driving directions page.

We’ll help your child when affected by any major or minor injury including:

  • Immediate medical emergencies
  • Allergic reactions
  • Difficult breathing
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Infections
  • Diabetes reactions
  • Poisoning or overdose
  • Major injuries due accidents, sports, or other causes
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Body injuries

Our providers are specially trained to care for kids

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Our patients tell their personal stories

UMACH ED photo of patient Olivia with parents

Erica R. wrote, "We took my daughter, Olivia, to the ER at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital with high fevers and dehydration. She was admitted that night and spent the weekend there. I just wanted to say that the staff at the ER and at the hospital were amazing! They were very personable and really knew how to make us all very comfortable. We received amazing care and we'd recommend to everyone to go there for any pediatric needs. Dr. Jacob was very knowledgeable and very nice. He made us feel like we were his number one concern. We are very thankful for Dr. Abe Jacob and the wonderful nursing staff at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience there."
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