Children's Hospital Colorado
Pediatric Emergency Care

Pediatric Emergency Care

At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we treat the big things, the small things and everything in between.

Pediatric Emergency Care by Children's Hospital Colorado

Kids' health emergencies require special expertise. Pediatric emergency specialists at Children's Hospital Colorado have at least three additional years of pediatric emergency training versus adult emergency departments. In addition to making kids (and their families) feel more at ease in emergency situations, this means faster diagnosis and treatment — which helps your child heal and get back to normal, faster.

"We're the front door of the hospital," says Kevin Carney, MD, medical director of the emergency department at Children's Colorado, "and so as soon as we can we need to establish that we're here, and we're listening, and we're going to do everything we can to help out your child."


When do I need an Emergency Department?

Emergency Departments, sometimes called "Emergency Rooms," can treat minor conditions but also deal with much more serious injuries and illnesses. They are open 24 hours a day. Commonly treated emergency conditions include:

  • Severe asthma
  • Concussions
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Seizures
  • Severe cuts with excessive bleeding
  • Fevers in infants under 8 weeks old

Learn the difference between urgent and emergency care.


Children's Hospital Colorado Emergency Care Locations