If your child is unconscious, not responding, a bone is sticking out, or the situation seems critical. Dial 9-1-1 immediately for an ambulance. When your child's condition is life threatening or might cause permanent harm, it is safer for your child to be transported via ambulance.
Cook Children's emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our Emergency Department is not a walk-up COVID-19 testing site. If your child is admitted, our medical staff will decide if your child needs a test. Please click here to find local testing sites near you.
Parking and entrance information
If you are driving to Cook Children's Emergency Room, please park directly across the street, in the lot at the southwest corner of 6th and Terrell. After parking, please cross the street and go up the ramp to our patient entrance where we will help you get signed in.