Children's Hospital Colorado
Urgent Care and After-Hours Care

Urgent Care and After-Hours Care

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

As any parent knows, little surprises like injuries, fevers and flu don’t take evenings and weekends off. Children's Hospital Colorado is here to help. By visiting one of our children’s urgent care locations, your child can get specialized pediatric care where and when they need it.

Urgent care locations at Children’s Colorado

We offer urgent care for kids of all ages at locations throughout the Denver metro area and in Colorado Springs:

Conditions we treat in pediatric urgent care

Our pediatric urgent care locations treat illnesses and injuries that require medical attention, but are not life threatening. These facilities should be used after normal business hours if your pediatrician's office is closed. Common pediatric conditions that can be treated at our Denver metro area and Colorado Springs urgent care locations include:

Learn how to decide between urgent and emergency care.

Why choose a children’s hospital for urgent care?

Children aren’t small adults, which is why it’s important to seek out urgent care locations designed specifically for kids.
At Children’s Colorado, all of our urgent care doctors have received specialized training in pediatrics. This enables them to diagnose children’s conditions faster and treat them more quickly than a typical urgent care facility. This gets your kids home and feeling better, faster.

Learn how kids’ medical needs are different than those of adults.

Unlike most urgent care centers, our doctors communicate directly with your pediatrician or family doctor about your child's visit. Your child’s primary care doctor will be informed of any test results or procedures that were performed, so their medical record will be up-to-date and accurate.

Urgent vs. emergency care for children

If you believe your child needs immediate attention and you have concerns for a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Choosing between urgent and emergent care can be confusing. Learn how to choose urgent or emergency care for your child.

Still unsure if you should take your child to the ER or urgent care? Call our free ParentSmart Healthline at 720-777-0123 to speak with an experienced pediatric nurse 24/7.

Children's Colorado in the news

FOX21 Colorado Springs

Family Almost Loses Son Because of a Button Battery

March 20, 2017

Three years ago, Beckett Goss, 7, swallowed a button battery. "If a button battery sits in your esophagus, the injury can begin as quickly as 30 minutes and within hours it can have burned all the way through your esophagus," said Dr. Christine Waasdorp Hurtado.

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