Whatever the emergency, we treat it with urgency.

At Children’s Minnesota, we have approximately 90,000 visits to our emergency rooms each year. In fact, we care for more pediatric emergency and trauma patients than any other health care system in our region.

At our hospitals, we have the specialists, technology and facilities to provide the best care and outcomes for emergency patients. Plus, our emergency departments are backed by our comprehensive pediatric system of hospitals and clinics — ensuring when children leave our emergency departments, they’ll be able to continue the healing and rehabilitation process.

Children’s Minnesota locations

We have two emergency departments designed especially for infants, children and young adults:

  • MinneapolisThe UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department
  • St. Paul:  Peter J. King Pediatric Emergency Department

Level 1 Trauma Center in Minneapolis

We have the area’s only Level I pediatric trauma center in a hospital dedicated only to kids. Research shows that pediatric trauma patients have better outcomes when treated at a children’s hospital. Being designated as a Level I pediatric trauma center means that Children’s Minnesota in Minneapolis is recognized by the American College of Surgeons and the Minnesota Department of Health as offering the highest level of care for critically injured children.

Learn more about trauma care.

Why should I choose Children’s Minnesota?

Here are just a few reasons to choose Children’s Minnesota for any emergency care needs:

  • Our team is the largest and most experienced in treating childhood injuries and acute illness in the region. Children’s Minnesota emergency departments offer 24-hour access to more than 70 board-eligible or board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. In addition, we have more than 100 nurses, technicians and other medical staff all specially trained in pediatrics and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in our child-focused, emergency environment.
  • Our facilities were built for kids and their families. The up-to-date care models at Children’s Minnesota and the efficient layout of the emergency departments help drive some of the shortest wait times in the country. Our waiting rooms and private rooms for patients and families help to ease stress. Additionally, enclosed ambulance bays and resuscitation rooms support the highest level of trauma care. Our patients benefit from all of the comprehensive pediatric-dedicated capabilities of our hospitals, from intensive care units to medical/surgical services and more.

Emergency Care Locations