Children's ER at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest

Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest

1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18105

Phone: 610-402-8111

888-402-LVHN (5846)

In an emergency, you can trust in the care at the Fleming Trauma System and Mattioli Level I Trauma Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest. We offer trauma care at the region's largest Level I Trauma Center for adults, provide the region's highest level of trauma care for children, and are the only health care provider in the area that specializes in trauma care for older adults.

LVH–Cedar Crest ER offers:

  • Comprehensive trauma, burn and neurology emergency services, 24/7
  • MI Alert for Heart Attacks and Stroke Alert programs designed to deliver fast, gold-standard care for the best outcomes possible.
  • Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center that offers rapid diagnosis of the type of stroke, targeted therapies – such as clot busting medication (intravenous thrombolytic) or interventional clot retrieval. We have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
  • The Walter J. and June H. Okunski Burn Recovery Center is Pennsylvania’s largest burn center and is verified to treat adults and children
  • A quick care area for patients with less severe injuries, like fractures or cuts

Watch this video to learn about the triage process in the Emergency Room at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. Also available with Spanish subtitles.

Children’s ER

If your child needs emergency medical care, seek care from the experts at the region’s only Children’s ER, located at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. Our board-certified pediatric emergency physicians, along with board-certified emergency physicians, are prepared to care for your child in a compassionate and child-friendly manner.

About the Children’s ER

Children’s ER treats about 20,000 children each year. This 12-bed facility is the only acute care facility within a 60-mile radius of LVH–Cedar Crest that is designed for children

Children’s ER is staffed by:

  • Board-certified pediatric emergency physicians 
  • Advanced practice clinicians experienced in pediatric care
  • Nurses who are specially trained in pediatric emergency nursing
  • Pediatric pharmacists for medication dosing
  • Child-life specialists, who work to make the hospital experience less stressful

We focus on your child

When your child is experiencing an emergency, we not only focus on helping them on the path to recovery, we also help them feel calm. To do that, we have:

  • A dedicated pediatric waiting room to eliminate the anxiety children may feel seeing sick or injured adults
  • Books, iPads and age-appropriate activities for patients and families in each of our private exam rooms
  • Pain management methods such as “laughing gas” (nitrous oxide) and creams to numb the site of a needle stick
  • Bubbles, music, movies or sugar-coated pacifiers to distract children and help them manage anxiety
  • Interactive video displays on the walls and floors of the waiting room and treatment areas that help keep children entertained
  • Fun decor, including a 7-foot-tall Ferris wheel made of K’Nex building blocks that was generously donated by Brian and Nellie Fais, the former owners of Toy Magic in Bethlehem

Our team is dedicated to helping you and your child during a medical emergency, and will treat your youngster with kindness and compassion.