Pediatric Emergency Departments

Specialized Care for Life-Threatening Injuries or Serious Illnesses

Emergency department at EglestonWith more than 200,000 visits a year, we know how to treat everything from broken bones to brain injuries in the most efficient, effective and child-friendly way possible.

Unlike 94 percent of the hospitals in our country*, the Children's emergency team is fully equipped to take care of kids. 


We offer pediatric emergency/trauma care at our three hospitals:

  • Egleston is located on the Emory University campus in the Decatur/Druid Hills area of the city of Atlanta.
  • Hughes Spalding is centrally located in downtown Atlanta.
  • Scottish Rite is located close to I-285 and GA-400 in the Perimeter/Dunwoody area.

    15 min
      Scottish Rite    
    15-25 mins
      Hughes Spalding    
    15 min
    *Wait times are updated every 15 minutes and are estimates based on the average time it takes for a patient to be placed in an exam room.
    Last Updated: 06/29/2016 @ 12:16:27


    Our Emergency Departments are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No appointments are needed.

    Call 911 if you think your child's illness or injury is life-threatening.


We Focus on Caring for Kids

blood pressure cuffs for kids
We offer blood pressure cuffs that
fit all ages. The newborn size is 
smaller than an average stick of gum.

We know that children aren't just small adults. They have unique differences—from their growing bodies to how they experience pain.

That's why our emergency medical professionals are all board certified and specially trained to care for children and teens. 

Our doctors, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals use special medical procedures and supplies that are just right for your child. 

From arm slings to blood pressure cuffs, we carry medical equipment designed specifically for kids of all sizes.

When it comes to decisions about your child’s health, your family can rest assured that he is getting the expert care he deserves.

More About Our Team

  • Our team includes specialized pediatric healthcare nurses, respiratory therapists, paramedics and technicians.
  • Pediatric subspecialty services are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • World-class physicians provide sedation services. Every child receives personal care as they are watched before, during and after each procedure.
  • Our guest services liaison, a specially trained family advocate, caters to the needs of patients and parents to help make your experience as positive as possible.

Learn more about our transport team and trauma team.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding is owned by Grady Health System and managed by HSOC Inc., an affiliate of Children's.

* Middleton, K.A., Burt, C.W. “Availability of Pediatric Services and Equipment in Emergency Departments: United States." National Center for Health Statistics, 2006.

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals on the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta team are independent providers and are not our employees.