Children’s Emergency Department

700 William Ave.

The HSC Children’s Emergency Department sees patients 16 years old and younger.

For serious and life-threatening health issues, call 911 for an ambulance or go to the nearest emergency department.

HSC Winnipeg provides emergency and specialized care, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, go to 700 William Avenue, and report to the Triage Desk.

Save yourself a trip – and a potentially long wait – by seeking the right care provider for your child. Mild cold and flu symptoms may be assessed by a primary care provider or clinic instead of an emergency department.

Learn more about where to take a sick child in our KidCare portal.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

(for all ages and genders)

Health Links – Info Santé

204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257

Manitoba Poison Centre


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Children’s Mental Health

What to expect when your child visits HSC Children’s Hospital emergency department with a mental health concern?

How long do we have to wait?

The wait for a mental health assessment can sometimes be lengthy but the staff will do all they can to make this wait as comfortable as possible.

What happens after triage?

Once your child has been triaged, the nurse will direct you to the waiting room or a patient care room in the Emergency Department.

Another nurse will complete an assessment of your child and this will be followed by an assessment by an Emergency Department doctor.

You and your child will both be interviewed separately. The nurse and doctor will work with you and your child to develop a plan of care that addresses your concerns and keeps your child safe. Your child may be asked to surrender any items that could be used for self-harm.

Will my child be seen by a Psychiatrist if I bring them to Children’s Emergency?

A consultation with Psychiatry will be done only if it is determined by the Emergency Department doctor to be appropriate and helpful for your child at that time.

Do I have to stay with my child the entire time we are in the Emergency Department?

Yes, it is necessary for a caregiver to remain with the child at all times while in the Emergency Department. If you require a short break (ie: bathroom), please contact a staff member and if possible (given our staff availability) we will stay with your child while you have a short break.

If your child needs to use the bathroom please walk with them to the room and check on them a minimum of every 5 minutes while they are in there.

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