Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 10:36 am

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Pediatric Emergency Diagnostic & Treatment Options

Atlantic Health System Children's Health provide expert diagnosis and treatment for children and adolescents in need of emergency care. We are equipped with the latest medical diagnostic technology, such as computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-rays and lab work.

Our department is staffed with board-certified pediatric emergency physicians who are specially trained in a wide range of procedures, including stabilizing and splinting of broken bones, draining painful abscesses, treating allergic reactions, managing life-threatening conditions and more.

Many of our pediatric subspecialists are available to consult with patients and their families, if needed. They include physicians in pediatric cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurology, rheumatology, infectious disease, nephrology, hematology-oncology, critical care, surgery and neurosurgery.

Pediatric Emergencies Commonly Treated at Our Departments

  • Infectious diseases, such as the flu, pneumonia, otitis media, urinary tract infections and meningitis
  • Respiratory emergencies, including airway and breathing problems, such as asthma
  • Abdominal pain, including gastroenteritis or appendicitis
  • Cardiovascular or circulatory emergencies, such as shock, rhythm disturbances and cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Altered mental status caused by seizures or drug and alcohol ingestion
  • Physical trauma, such as lacerations, burns, concussion and sprains and fractures
  • Child abuse and neglectBehavioral emergencies, including aggressive behavior and suicide
  • Newborn emergencies
  • Pain management, including headaches
  • Poisoning
  • Infants and children with special needs, including those with chronic illnesses or those who require technological assistance, such apnea monitors or home artificial ventilators

Locations

Morristown Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center

Hackettstown Medical Center

Newton Medical Center

Chilton Medical Center

Patient Transfers

Our Patient Transfer Center is a service offered to hospitals, physicians and family members who wish to transfer a patient to any Atlantic Health System hospital.