UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

BCH Emergency building

The UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Emergency Department treats infants, children and adolescents with serious illnesses or injuries. As part of Oakland's only children's hospital, we provide the highest-quality emergency care in a remarkable facility designed just for kids.  The Oakland ED is certified as a level 1 trauma center by the American College of Surgeons and is the only state-designated Pediatric Critical Care Center in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. This distinction marks us as a center of excellence in all areas of pediatric care, from emergency care and intensive care through rehabilitation services.  We are open 24 hours a day, every day. 

We offer: 

  • Doctors and nurses trained in pediatric emergency medicine 
  • Equipment designed for children and their unique needs 
  • Child life specialists to help decrease the anxiety kids experience in the hospital while helping them understand their treatment 
  • Access to 150 top-ranked UCSF pediatric specialists and all the services of a world-renowned children's hospital 
  • An air ambulance to transport critically-ill patients from surrounding counties to our rooftop helipad 
  • An ACGME accredited Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship program