If your child needs urgent medical care, please go immediately to your nearest emergency room. If you are unable to get to the closest hospital yourself, call 911 right away. Otherwise, you may want to talk with your doctor before going to the emergency room or visit your nearest urgent care clinic.
Our pediatric team at the new Children’s Emergency Department at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital specializes in providing emergency care for any serious injury or illness your child may experience. In this child-friendly and family-focused environment, our trained pediatric specialists provide the highest level of care available.
Child Life specialists work alongside our physicians, nurses, and technicians, bringing expertise and training in practices and methods that guide your child through the emergency department experience. These include distraction techniques, developmentally appropriate educational tools, and play therapy. We also use sedation for select procedures to ensure the best possible result with the least amount of trauma.
We provide access to pediatric specialists who are experts in all major subspecialties your child might need in an emergency.
Conditions We Treat
Our emergency medicine physicians and providers are equipped to treat a wide range of medical, surgical, and trauma conditions that may include:
Acute medical problems, such as:
- Allergic reactions
- Difficulty breathing
- High or persistent fevers
- Poisoning or overdose
- Animal bites
Complications of chronic illnesses requiring immediate attention, such as:
- Conditions resulting from motor vehicle accidents or falls
- Head injuries
Extremely serious injuries are treated at the WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center.
WVU Medicine’s flagship medical center in Morgantown is home to the Children’s Emergency Department located at the WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital along with the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital Emergency Department and the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center. All are equipped to provide advanced, expert care for ill and injured patients requiring immediate attention.
As the area’s only Level 1 trauma center, the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center offers the highest level of medical and surgical care for life-threatening injuries to patients transported to Morgantown from across West Virginia and our region.
Directions and Parking
WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Emergency Department are located on the WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital campus at 1 Medical Center Drive in Morgantown, West Virginia. Patient/Vistor lots D and E are the closest parking locations for the Children’s Hospital and Children’s Emergency Department.
If you have any questions about parking when you arrive, please ask a security officer for assistance or call Security at 304-598-4444.
For additional information on arrival or visitation guidelines, view the Visitor Resources page.