Hemby Children's Hospital

Children's emergency room

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Times are updated every 5 minutes

For life-threatening emergencies,
call 911

Ensuring your child receives the highest level of emergency care

As the first children’s emergency department (ED) in this region, our 24/7 children’s ED at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center has years of experience caring for children who require emergency care. Staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians as well as specially trained nurses and child life specialists, our team works to ensure your child receives the proper physical and emotional care they need.

For more information, call our children’s emergency department at


Designed with children’s needs in mind, our children’s ED has a soothing “under-the-sea” theme throughout with a virtual aquarium, television, DVD player and colorful wall murals in each exam room. Your child can watch television or play a DVD in our exam rooms while our child-friendly staff attends to their medical needs. 

For more information, call our children’s ED at 704-316-5437 or visit the children’s ED webpage.

If you think your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and ask to be taken to Novant Health children’s emergency department.