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Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care

Patient being treated in the Pediatric Urgent Care at Denver HealthA 24-hour emergency room and urgent care center just for children.

Whatever the illness or injury may be, our children's emergency and urgent care center is equipped with 19 beds to provide the appropriate level of care for injuries and illnesses — all at a single location, 24 hours a day, and with a pediatric entrance and waiting room completely separate from the Adult Emergency Department and Urgent Care entrance.

Why come to the Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center?

  • Pediatric experts Our team of doctors and nurses are trained to take care of kids and understand their needs. 
  • New separate pediatric entrance and waiting room Our new pediatric emergency department and urgent care are completely separate from the adult emergency room and urgent care, and designed just for kids. 
  • Copay matches your visit Your child will first be seen by a pediatric nurse who will determine what level of care is needed — emergency or urgent &mdash and bill you the copay that matches the level of severity of your child's injury or illness. 
  • Same location Both urgent care and emergency visits are treated in the same place, so you can avoid hospital transfers and we can quickly treat your child to determine the type of visit needed.

If your child's condition worsens, we have an inpatient unit with a pediatric ICU close by if your child needs to be admitted.

What to expect at the Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center

Once you come into our waiting room for children only, one of our friendly staff will be waiting to greet you and help get your child evaluated. Then you will be called back to be seen first by one of our pediatric nurses and then by one of our pediatric or emergency specialists who treat children every day.

The pediatric nurse who is assigned to your care will be able to determine if the care needed is urgent or emergent.

Emergency and Urgent Care Room at Denver Health

What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?

Other Pediatric Services Offered

In addition to our Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care Center, Denver Health offers these other pediatric sub-specialties.

  • Child Life Program: We have a dedicated child life specialist on staff to help ease children's fears and anxiety when visiting the emergency room. Also, our team of child life specialists serves children in other parts of the hospital and they help make pediatric visits easy for kids and adults, too.
  • Pediatric Inpatient Unit: Our pediatric inpatient unit includes a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and a pediatric wing staffed by pediatric intensivists, pediatricians and pediatric nurses to provide care 24 hours a day.
  • Pediatric Radiology: Our radiology department provides state-of-the-art pediatric imaging services, with a dedicated pediatric radiologist on-site.
  • Pediatric Surgery: Our pediatric surgeons use state-of-the-art techniques in treating children and strive to use minimally-invasive techniques as much as possible. Learn more about our pediatric surgery services.
  • Pediatric Anesthesiology: Since children react differently to anesthesia than adults, a pediatric anesthesiologist will lead your child's anesthesia care team and will be assisted by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Care Today is One Call Away!

Not sure if you need to bring your child to the emergency room or urgent care?

Get the advice and help you need 24 hours a day for FREE with Denver Health Connect 2 Care.

Just call 303-602-2273 (CARE) and Denver Health will connect you with nurses and doctors who can provide you medical help, schedule urgent visits, and in some cases, prescribe medicine over the phone. Plus, if your child needs care right away, they can let the Pediatric ER experts know that you are on your way. Call anytime to get connected to the right answers.

Remember! For all life-threatening emergencies, always call 911.