As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital provides immediate, highly specialized pediatric emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The state-of-the-art pediatric emergency facility is the newest in Chicago, and features the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment to provide comprehensive emergency care.
Through the emergency department, doctors with the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine care for acutely ill or injured children and teens. Our emergency department -- the only Level 1 Trauma Center on the South Side of Chicago -- treats more than 35,000 patients each year, including hundreds with complex trauma injuries. Fully equipped air medical transport is also available for critically injured patients in surrounding areas.
The trauma center is located at 5730 S. Drexel Avenue, adjacent to Comer Children's.