The Emergency Medicine Department is the largest of its kind for children up to age 18 in Israel and serves as the hub at Schneider Children’s. The medical team treats all pediatric emergencies whether illness or trauma, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and is highly experienced in responding to the special needs of children and their parents. The department aims to minimize the need for hospitalization as far as possible.
Director of the Department
Prof. Yehezkel Waisman
Location: 2nd Floor
Dr. Lisa Amir
Dr. Ron Berant
Dr. Meirav Mor
Dr. Eran Mashiach
Dr. Rama Schwartz
Dr. Arnon Yaari
When you arrive at the ER and before you register at reception, a receiving nurse will meet you to check the child in order to assess the level of emergency. The nurse will stipulate the appropriate treatment track:
The Green Track
For children who can walk on their own and do not require a bed or immediate treatment such as lacerations
The Red Track
For children who require comprehensive care and are unable to walk
The Blue Track
For children in critical condition who require resuscitation. The ER has 4 resuscitation stations and conducts about 1000 such procedures every year.
The ER includes an observation section for children awaiting admission, and those under observation prior to discharge.
The visit is free of charge if the child is referred by a physician or arrives with a payment guarantee.
If the child arrives without a referral letter, and is subsequently hospitalized, the visit is free of charge.
If the child arrives without a referral letter and is discharged, a fee will be levied, except in the following cases:
Severe dislocation of the shoulder or elbow
Injury requiring stitches or similar treatment
Foreign body inhalation
MDA ambulance arrival following sudden trauma
Infants under 2 months for sudden high fever (over 38.5)
Injuries resulting from family violence or sexual abuse
Children arriving on weekdays between 19:00-07:00, and the Sabbath and holiday eves from 12:00-07:00, will be exempt from payment in the following cases:
Urine retention requiring catheter insertion
TIA (transient ischemic attack or stroke) event requiring admission
Animal bite or attack
Medication or chemical substance poisoning
Heavy nosebleeds or hemorrhaging from the digestive tract
Syncope (loss of consciousness)
Burns of any type and severity
The Ministry of Health stipulates payment tariffs for the ER as follows:
176 shekels – for an unauthorized visit between 01:00-06:00
176 shekels – for an unauthorized visit between 06:00-01:00 without a doctor’s referral letter in cases where, retroactively, it appears that the visit was justified from a medical standpoint
750 shekels – for an unauthorized visit between 06:00-01:00 without a doctor’s referral letter
Additional information: Clalit fees (download)