We are prepared and ready to treat patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the condition caused by the coronavirus that first appeared in late 2019. Our clinical team has been specially trained on how to identify, isolate and treat patients with this and other contagious illnesses. However, for perspective, our bigger threat in the Rocky Mountain region is seasonal influenza – and it's not too late to get your flu vaccine. If you have questions, please contact your child's doctor or call our ParentSmart Healthline™ at 720-777-0123.
In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our convenient urgent care locations.
For information about community events, parenting workshops or classes with Children's Hospital Colorado visit our calendar of events.
Encourage them to watch one of these educational videos on how to prevent shaken baby syndrome:
As a healthcare provider, take the time to review information about crying and SBS with your families. Emphasize the key messages and help families make a plan for when they get frustrated with their babies crying. Do this before the peak period of crying starts! Help parents understand that shaking a baby can lead to serious injury or death. Teach them about shaken baby syndrome and how to prevent it.
Caring for a baby is hard work. Parents and caregivers need to be asked about how they are coping with the challenge of caring for a baby. Listening when someone needs to talk can help reduce stress and frustration, and it lets parents and caregivers know they are not alone.
Be a voice for kids
Help Children's Colorado advocate on behalf of children in the public policy arena. It's up to adults to help create safer and healthier communities for our kids. Child Health Champions is an easy way to stay connected to public policy decisions affecting children's health and well-being, and to take action when your voice is needed. And it only takes a few minutes of your time!
How to report child abuse or neglect
Call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-264-5437 (1-844-CO-4-Kids). The hotline is designed to provide one, easy-to-remember toll-free phone number for individuals to use statewide to report suspected child abuse and neglect.
The hotline serves as a direct, immediate and efficient route to the counties which are responsible for accepting and responding to child abuse and neglect inquiries and reports. All hotline calls will be routed to the county where a child resides.