Nursing at Children'sPatient Care Areas

Emergency department at Children’s

At Children’s Minnesota, we care for more pediatric emergency and trauma patients than any other healthcare system in our region, seeing about 90,000 kids each year. When it comes to treating in treating childhood injuries and acute illness, we have the largest, most experienced team in the area.

Our Locations

We have two locations:

Minneapolis — United Healthcare Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center
St. Paul — Peter J. King Pediatric Emergency Department and Level III Trauma Center

In addition, physicians are available by telephone as a resource to aid in managing full arrests or critically ill children in outlying areas. Emergency care is also coordinated with access to emergency ambulance, helicopter and airplane services by physicians, pediatric intensivists and emergency surgery and transport teams.

Our emergency room team

Children’s emergency departments offer 24-hour access to:

  • More than 40 board-eligible or board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians
  • More than 100 nurses, technicians, and other medical staff all specially trained in pediatrics

All members of our staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a child-focused environment.

Our capabilities

Emergency department staff provides triage and stabilization for all patients we see. Our staff has expertise in managing medical and surgical emergencies, pain management, sedation, patient/family teaching, laceration repair, initial evaluation and treatment of direct admissions to the hospital, teaching service, and referrals. The staff and facilities are equipped to handle multiple and diverse types of pediatric acute illness or injury.


612-343-2121 or 1-866-755-2121

24/7 referral, consult, admission, and transport assistance.