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Emergency Departments Wait Time

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Children’s National Medical Center 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.

Children's National ED

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Children's at UMC ED

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Updated 4/19/2014 8:14:08 AM

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.)
Quick tips
Here are some reasons to consider bringing your child to the Emergency Department:

• High fever
• Difficulty breathing
• Severe vomiting
• Dehydration

• Burns/Scalding
• Possible broken bones
• Deep cuts
• Blows to the head


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