At CHOC, we are committed to making the entire family part of all decisions and treatments provided whenever possible. We even provide larger-than-average exam rooms in order to accommodate family members, siblings and strollers.
It is important to know, however, that there may be times that only parents will be allowed with the patient due to the urgency of care needs or in the case of certain tests, like X-rays. In general, parents should use good judgment when bringing siblings to the emergency department. Parents are encouraged to make childcare arrangements for smaller children and infants, especially during the flu season. A visit can be a long process, and small children might grow inpatient.
It is also important for parents to be able to focus on their ill child, as they will be given a lot of information and will be asked many questions by our staff.
Learn more about what you should bring to the emergency room