Conditions we treat in the ER
Emergency departments, often called emergency rooms or the "ER," can treat minor conditions but also deal with much more serious injuries and illnesses. Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Commonly treated emergency conditions in kids include:
Learn more about the difference between urgent and emergency care.
Why choose Children's Colorado in an emergency?
Kids' health emergencies require special expertise. Pediatric emergency specialists at Children's Colorado undergo at least three additional years of pediatric emergency training than teams at adult emergency departments. In addition to making kids (and their families) feel more at ease in emergency situations, this specialization means faster diagnosis and treatment — which helps your child heal and get back to normal faster.
And unlike many other emergency departments, our doctors will contact your pediatrician about your child's visit. This means your child's medical record will be up-to-date and accurate, and that their primary care doctor will already have any test results and know about any procedures that were performed.
Should you go to urgent care or the emergency room?
If you are ever concerned about a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
We understand that it can be tough to decide between urgent and emergency care for your kids. Learn more about how to choose urgent vs. emergency care.
If you're still in doubt, you can always call our ParentSmart Healthline to speak with an experienced pediatric nurse 24/7. Our team will help you determine whether your child's symptoms necessitate a trip to the ER or not. Call 720-777-0123 to speak with a nurse now.