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Emergency Department

Emergency Care from the Area’s Leading Resource

The Emergency Department at Central DuPage Hospital has been designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II trauma center serving adults and children of all ages who have medical, surgical or traumatic emergencies.

This is one of only 47 Level II trauma centers in the state of Illinois. With 40 beds, it is one of the busiest trauma centers in DuPage County, providing emergency care to over 55,000 patient visits per year.

For the Most Challenging Emergencies

Each patient’s optimal recovery is our top priority. Patients with very complex injuries or extremely challenging medical/surgical needs may be transferred to a Level I trauma center, which has the most advanced capabilities. If a transfer is recommended, Central DuPage Hospital will arrange for transport via medical helicopter or ambulance to an appropriate Level I trauma center.


The Emergency Department diagnoses and treats a full spectrum of injuries and illness, including bone fractures, burns, heart attack, stroke, diabetic shock, illness and much more.

  • Certified Chest Pain Center
    Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential for severe chest pain. The Emergency Department has the insight to diagnose chest pain, and the expertise to treat it quickly and appropriately. Chest pain could signal a heart attack, yet also can be a symptom of asthma, pneumonia, gastroesophageal reflux or other conditions.
  • Pediatric Emergency Approved
    Sometimes, emergencies come in small packages. The Emergency Department at Central DuPage Hospital is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide emergency care for babies and children of all ages. To help children feel as comfortable as possible, we use child-sized medical instruments and equipment when available. Once stabilized in the Emergency Department, children may receive comprehensive care in the Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit which is staffed 24/7 by a Pediatric Intensivist.
  • Treating Adults of All Ages
    A young adult with a sports injury, a 50-year-old with pneumonia, or an elderly person after a fall – we treat it all. Our team understands the varying needs of adults at different stages in their lives.
  • Medical and Surgical Treatment
    Emergency medicine physicians, nurses and other team members are prepared to handle a spectrum of medical and surgical needs. Subspecialty physicians such as cardiologists, surgeons and neurologists deliver additional support whenever needed.
  • Urgent and Periodic Care Whether it’s a one-time emergency like a work accident, or periodic needs such as treatment for asthma attacks, the emergency team at Central DuPage Hospital is ready to handle most situations that come through its doors.
  • State-of-the-Art Diagnostics
    The Emergency Department employs a pool of diagnostic personnel and has access to advanced diagnostic technologies. Outstanding diagnostics help the emergency team understand the full scope of a patient’s injury or illness.

The Team

The Emergency Department team at Central DuPage Hospital includes:

  • Physicians who are board-certified in emergency medicine
  • Patient care manager and registered nurses, who have advanced education and certification in critical care
  • Staff nurses, patient care technicians and administrative associates who provide nursing care and other clinical support
  • Respiratory therapy clinicians
  • Radiology technicians
  • Social service workers
  • Sub-specialty physicians from CDH (cardiac surgeons, neurologists, etc.), who are available on call, as needed

Location and Hours

Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL 60190

The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Parking is available adjacent to the Emergency Department entrance.

Pediatric Emergency Department

The Pediatric Emergency Department offers specialized care to meet the needs of children from newborn through 18 years of age. More information and hours of the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department.

Get Help for Domestic Abuse

The Emergency Department at Central DuPage Hospital offers outreach and medical help for victims of physical and verbal abuse. If you or someone you know is being abused, please seek help.

We can help. Please call 630-933-2600 for help.

All services are free and confidential.

Learn more about domestic abuse.

In Case of Emergency

If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 for ambulance transport or get to the Emergency Department as quickly as possible.