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Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

Behavioral Healthcare in Our Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

Families seeking behavioral healthcare for your child in the Emergency Department (ED) at Children's National Hospital can be assured that your child will be seen by a provider and have a safety check. This will let us know if your child needs to stay in the hospital or is safe to go home with information on how to get help in your community. Here's more on what you can expect when you bring your child to our Emergency Department for behavioral healthcare:

What to Expect in Our Emergency Department



Long Stays in the ED

Who You'll Meet in Our Emergency Department

Psychiatry Social Worker


Child Psychiatry Specialist

Unit Support Associate