Denver Health’s primary goal is to deliver the care that you need—when you need it. While most of us prefer to take a planned approach to scheduling care, we realize that there may be times when an emergency medical condition arises.
We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our medical staff cares for more than 120,000 patients each year and is fully staffed to handle any medical emergency.
What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?
- Urgent care treats illnesses and injuries that require medical attention, usually after hours or at night, when your regular doctor may not be available. Learn about some of the common urgent care illnesses and injuries we treat.
- Emergency care treats more life-threatening injuries such as head injuries, serious broken bones, and injuries and illnesses that usually need treatment right away. Learn about some of the common emergency illnesses and injuries we treat.
View a complete list of Denver Health Emergency Medicine providers.
Urgent VS. Emergency Care Fact Sheet
- Adult Urgent Care Center: Urgent care services for those who are in need of care after business hours or who cannot be seen by their primary care physician. Hours are limited.
- Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care Center: Provides urgent and emergency care for children 24 hours a day and a full team of medical professionals to care for every child's need.
- East Grand Community Clinic and Emergency Center: Located at the base of Winter Park Resort, this location is open year round and provides Emergency Services.
- Denver Health NurseLine: Staffed by Registered Nurses 24 hours a day, the Denver Health NurseLine provides health advice and recommendation for care. Call 303-739-1211. ** At this time the NurseLine is experiencing a high number of calls due to coronavirus. If you are not calling about respiratory symptoms or an urgent health concern, please submit your question to your primary care provider through MyChart.
- Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center: Denver’s only academic Level I Trauma Center. Provides some of the best outcomes for patients with multiple traumatic injuries. In addition, our Orthopedic Experts provide orthopedic trauma care for patients with complex fractures.
- Denver Health Paramedics: We respond to more than 80,000 calls each year and provide vital emergency medical services throughout the City and County of Denver.
- Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety center: Provides poison and drug information services to medical professionals and the public. The certified regional poison center for Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Hawaii. Call 1-800-222-1222.
- Rocky Mountain Center for Medical Response to Terrorism, Mass Casualties and Epidemics (RMCMR): Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Denver Health created the RMCMR to establish more effective medical response to all disasters.
- Southwest Family Health Center and Urgent Care: Providing Urgent Care services Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. & Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on major holidays. Adults, Children and Walk-Ins welcome. Call 303-602-0000.