Is It an Emergency?

Sometimes, deciding to take a child to the emergency room can be a hard thing to do. Caring for a sick child is stressful. It’s even more challenging when parents are unsure whether their child's condition is severe or not. This webinar describes the difference between children's emergent and urgent health care needs. Learn the three reasons why a family should take their child to an emergency room, rather than to their primary care provider. Parents and staff also will find information about developing one strategy to influence a family's decision to take their child to the primary care provider.

Additional Resources

Is It an Emergency? HHS/ACF/OHS/NCH. 2015. English. Streaming Video. 00:17:33.

Last Reviewed: November 2015

Last Updated: January 6, 2017