Children's Emergency Department

The UCSF Children's Emergency Department treats infants, children and adolescents with serious illnesses or injuries. As part of San Francisco's only children's hospital, we provide the highest-quality care in a space designed just for kids. We are open 24 hours a day, every day.

We offer:

  • Doctors and nurses trained in pediatric emergency medicine
  • Equipment designed for children and their unique needs
  • Child life specialists to help kids feel less fearful and understand their treatment
  • Access to 150 top-ranked pediatric specialists and all the services of a world-renowned children's hospital
  • An air ambulance to transport critically ill patients to our rooftop helipad, the only operational hospital helipad in San Francisco

After-Hours Care for Primary Care Patients

UCSF has partnered with the Pediatric Evening Referral Clinic (PERC) to provide our patients with evening, weekend and holiday appointments. This service is available only to children who have a UCSF primary care provider. PERC provides care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries that require prompt medical attention. Please visit the Pediatrics at Mount Zion webpage for more information.

NOTE: If you think your child may be experiencing a life-threatening or severe condition, immediately call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Getting Here

Children's Emergency Department
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
1975 Fourth St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1818
Physician Referrals: (877) 822-4453 or (877) UC-CHILD

Hours: 24 hours a day, every day

An Emergency Department Just for Kids


The UCSF Children's Emergency Department is located on the south side of the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay complex. The nearest entrance is at Fourth St. and Mariposa St.

There is a short-term parking lot directly outside of the Children's Emergency Department. This lot may be used for patient pick-ups and drop-offs. Long-term parking is available in the surface lot and the garage across from the medical center complex. Regular parking fees apply.

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Nisa Atigapramoj
Dr. Nisa Atigapramoj,
pediatric emergency care physician
Steven Bin
Dr. Steven Bin,
pediatric emergency care physician
Carol Chen
Dr. Carol Chen,
pediatric emergency care physician
Rajesh Daftary
Dr. Rajesh Daftary,
pediatric emergency care physician
Nicolaus Glomb
Dr. Nicolaus Glomb,
pediatric emergency care physician
Israel Green-Hopkins
Dr. Israel Green-Hopkins,
pediatric emergency care physician
Shruti Kant
Dr. Shruti Kant,
Aaron Kornblith
Dr. Aaron Kornblith,
pediatric emergency care physician
Karim Mansour
Dr. Karim Mansour,
Evelyn Porter
Dr. Evelyn Porter,
pediatric emergency care physician
Jason Rosenbury
Jason Rosenbury,
social worker
Sonny Tat
Dr. Sonny Tat,
pediatric emergency care physician
Dina Wallin
Dr. Dina Wallin,
pediatric emergency care physician