Pediatric Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center

Pediatric Emergency Urgent Care PatientA 24-hour emergency room and urgent care center just for children.

Denver Health’s Pediatric Emergency Department is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the specific needs of children. We’re uniquely equipped with the appropriate level of care to treat any injuries and illnesses — all at a single location. With a special pediatric entrance and waiting room completely separate from the Adult Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center entrance, you’ll find a child-friendly environment that won’t be overwhelming when kids need care.

We understand the special issues and concerns that come up for parents and caregivers. Cuts, unexplained swelling, fractures and broken bones need treatment right away. All of our doctors have special training in treating children of all ages.

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

What's 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. Emergency care treats more life-threatening injuries such as head injuries, serious broken bones, and injuries and illnesses that usually need treatment right 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.

Common emergency care visits include

Common urgent care visits

  • Ankle sprains
  • Mild asthma attacks
  • Coughs
  • Mild croup
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Earaches/ear infections
  • Fevers
  • Headaches without a fever
  • Flus and colds
  • Fussy babies
  • Minor head injuries/concussion
  • Rashes
  • Stomachaches/vomiting
  • Strep throats
  • Tooth pain