Children's of Alabama Emergency Department saw 65,287 patients in 2012, our highest volume ever.
13% of patients seen in the Emergency Department were admitted, with 20% of the admissions (3% of total volume) being to special care and intensive care settings.
Approximately 11,000 additional patients were seen in the After Hours Pediatric Clinic at Children's South.
The ED is staffed 24/7 with attending/fellow physicians. 4 attending/fellows are scheduled during high-volume time periods (evening early morning).
Children's ED receives transfers from all over the state of Alabama and surrounding states.
The Emergency Department is now located in the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children on the corner of 5th Avenue and 16th Street South. Vehicles should enter from 16th Street. Complimentary valet parking for patient families is available during an emergency room visit