ER Wait Times

Children’s National Emergency Department at United Medical Center

1310 Southern Ave., SE
Washington District of Columbia 20032
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Phone: 202-741-4100


Current Wait Time Tiempo de espera

Updated: 1:13 PM Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Children’s National Health System has two Emergency Departments to meet the needs of our patients. One is located at our main campus; the other is located at United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, DC. For your convenience, Children’s National offers real-time information on the wait times at our Emergency Departments. These times are estimates and many things can impact your wait time, such as the severity of injuries and the number of patients who need to be treated

Knowing when to take your child to the emergency department is important. For most common illnesses, your child’ primary care provider can help. These wait times are posted for information purposes only. Your child's actual waiting time may vary based on how ill he/she is.

(Este tiempo de espera se publica con fines informativos. El tiempo de espera para su hijo depende de la severidad de su enfermedad.)

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The Bear Institute has created “MyBearGuide,” an app for patients and families to use when they visit Children’s National. The app includes information on how to get to Children’s, how to get around the Sheikh Zayed campus, information about food and amenities, current ER wait times, and more. The app is available for download by searching for “MyBearGuide” in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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