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ER Wait Times
-- Minutes Average ER Wait Time
-- Minutes Average ER Wait Time
-- Minutes Average ER Wait Time
-- Minutes Average ER Wait Time
-- Minutes Average ER Wait Time

Emergency Care



Our ERs are close and fast

When a medical emergency strikes, you want the highest level of emergency care as quickly as possible. HealthONE has 13 full-service emergency rooms in Denver that are open 24/7 for all your emergency care needs. Our convenient emergency room locations give you access to the highest quality emergency room doctors and staff, no matter where you live in the greater metro area.

ER versus Urgent care

Figuring out whether you or a loved one need emergency care or urgent care is never easy, especially if symptoms appear serious. Urgent care centers typically provide treatment for commonplace sicknesses and injuries, like flu symptoms and ankle sprains. Most urgent care clinics, however, are not able to treat more serious conditions like pneumonia or concussions. Emergency rooms treat more serious conditions like cardiac arrest or broken bones.

Emergency Rooms in Denver

HealthONE has 13 full-service emergency rooms - seven at our hospitals and five free-standing emergency rooms. These include:

In addition, AIRLIFE-DENVER is our air medical transport serving facilities in an eight-state region.

ER or Urgent Care?

Figuring out whether you or a loved one need emergency care or urgent care is never easy, especially if symptoms appear serious. Urgent care centers typically provide treatment for commonplace sicknesses and injuries, like flu symptoms and ankle sprains. Most urgent care clinics, however, are not able to treat more serious conditions like pneumonia or concussions. Emergency rooms treat more serious conditions like cardiac arrest or broken bones.

If you are unsure if you need to go to the closest emergency room, review our helpful guide on when to go to an ER based on your symptoms to see if you need an urgent care or the nearest ER.

Five common emergency room conditions

Learn more about the five most common emergency room conditions and how to know when an injury or illness is serious.

About HealthONE's ER wait times

HealthONE is the first hospital system in Colorado to publicly post our average ER wait times – including separate pediatric ER wait times for our youngest patients. This transparency is part of our commitment to better serve our communities’ healthcare needs and help patients find the quickest access to high-quality emergency medical care across the Metro area.

ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).

Our ER wait times are calculated by a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes, and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.