COVID-19 Updates

Children's at Hughes Spalding
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Emergency Department

35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Emergency Department

24 hours

We are experiencing high volumes, which has led to increased wait times at our emergency departments and urgent care locations. Thank you for your patience.

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Updated Nov. 11, 2021

To protect our patients, their families and our staff, we are limiting each visitor to two parents or caregivers at our Emergency departments, Urgent Care Centers, Emory Children’s Center and some services within our hospitals.


Your safety is our priority

Because the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff is a priority, Children’s is:

  • Screening all patients and visitors for illness, including a temperature check. No sick visitors will be allowed in our facilities.
  • Allowing two caregivers with each patient. No other family or visitors are allowed.
    • Children’s at Scottish Rite and Children’s at Egleston Hospital laboratory services and sleep lab studies will continue to have a one caregiver limit due to space.
  • Requiring everyone to wear a mask at all times during their visit.
  • Practicing social distancing by staying 6 feet away from other patients and visitors.
  • Enhancing cleaning measures.

No non-emergent testing

COVID-19 testing is not being offered in the Emergency Departments or Urgent Care locations for patients who do not have symptoms.

Testing Sites

Covid 19 and your child

This content is general information and is not specific medical advice. In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away.

Does your child need a COVID-19 test?

If your child has no or mild symptoms, or just needs a test, go to a community testing site.

Testing Sites

About this location:

Children's Hughes Spalding Hospital is located in downtown Atlanta near Edgewood Avenue and Grady Memorial Hospital. This facility offers many services, including an Emergency Department that is open 24 hours a day.

Adolescent Medicine

Children’s provides appointment-based primary and specialty care for concerns of the teenage years, including development, puberty, contraception and eating disorders. We serve children ages 13 to 18.

Call Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information

Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Allergy and Immunology

Children's provides appointment-based care for children and teens with allergic conditions requiring assessment and management.


Children's provides appointment-based care for children and teens with complex, hard-to-control asthma.

Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides appointment-based care for children and teens (ages 0 to 18) with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.

Cerebral Palsy

At Children's, our team of pediatric specialists work together to provide comprehensive, ongoing care to children who have cerebral palsy.

Child Protection Center

The Center for Safe and Healthy Children is a child advocacy center that provides medical examinations for children and teenagers who have symptoms or behaviors of suspected physical or sexual abuse.

Emergency Care

Our Emergency Department serves children up to their 18th birthday, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No appointments are needed. We treat serious or life-threatening illnesses, injuries and conditions.

24 hours


At Children’s Physician Group, our neurologists treat disorders of the nervous system including conditions of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

Primary Care

Serving as the medical home for children ages 0 to 18, we provide appointment-based well care, including check-up visits and immunizations. We also offer care to address long-term medical problems and acute illnesses such as ear infections, strep throat and asthma.

After Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • First and third Saturday each month, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Children's provides appointment-based care for children with complex, hard-to-control asthma and for children with allergic conditions requiring assessment and management.



  • Fluoroscopy: Monday to Friday - 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ultrasound: Monday to Friday - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 10:30 p.m.
  • X-ray: Monday to Sunday - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.