The emergency room at Denver Health is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and cares for over 55,000 patients per year. Our ER provides high quality emergency care to our community and the region. Our staff is highly trained in medical emergencies as well as providing nationally and internationally recognized care to trauma patients.
Denver Health was the first Level 1 Trauma Center in the state of Colorado and the only Level 1 Trauma center in the city of Denver. Denver Health is one of the nation’s leading Level 1 Trauma Centers, with one of the highest survival rates in the country for the most severe injuries.
Whether it’s a medical emergency or a need for trauma care, our emergency care team is here for you. We also have the Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center for children in Pavilion A and the Adult Urgent Care Center located in the Outpatient Medical Center, Pavilion L.
Your Emergency Care Team
Denver Health emergency nurses are all Colorado state licensed registered nurses and have undergone specialized training to meet the demands of caring for patients experiencing a variety medical emergencies. Our unique training program focuses on quick identification of life threatening conditions, knowing what to do and when to do it. Many of our ER nurses are board certified emergency nurses with over 8 years of experience in the field of nursing. Our mission is to focus on each patient as an individual, caring for anyone who is in need, regardless of their background.
Denver Health emergency medicine doctors are committed to making our community a healthy place to live, work and raise a family. We are honored to have cared for people of this great community and the surrounding region for well over a century. Our ER doctors are not only world-class educators and researchers, but possess outstanding clinical knowledge and strive to continually provide compassionate, evidence-based, quality care to the community with each life that we touch.
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When to Go to the Emergency Room
- Sudden numbness in face, arms or legs
- Sudden change in vision
- Serious Head, Neck or Back Injury
- Difficulty breathing
- Bleeding that won’t stop
- Chest pain or pressure
- Severe burn
- Seizure or fainting
If you are having an emergency please call 911. If you are unsure if you should seek care, you can call our 24 hour NurseLine at 303-739-1211.
Emergency Room Services
In order to provide quality care for all our patients, we have the following services available as needed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
- Cardiac Cath Lab
- 3 CT Scan Suites
- 2 MRI Suites
- Trauma Care Services
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency
Denver Health Paramedic Division
AIM (At-Risk Intervention and Mentoring)