Emergency rooms in Denver
When a medical emergency arises, you deserve advanced emergency care as quickly as possible. HealthONE's emergency room (ER) doctors are available 24/7 and prepared to provide advanced care at any time. We treat a variety of conditions, from heart attacks to bone fractures, and ensure you receive high-quality treatment when you need it most.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.
HealthONE 24 hour emergency care®
We have 12 full-service ERs that are open 24/7 for all your emergency care needs. This gives you convenient access to high-quality emergency care doctors and staff in the Greater Denver metropolitan area. We also offer access to ERs that have designated, state-certified trauma centers for patients with traumatic injuries.
Emergency medical transport services
When a hospital transfer is needed, we partner with AIRLIFE DENVER to provide medical transport services. AIRLIFE DENVER provides air and ground critical care transport for both adult and pediatric patients. This partnership ensures patients arrive at their destination quickly and safely to receive the emergency treatment they need.
Level I and II Trauma Centers
We provide access to Level I and Level II Trauma Centers where our board-certified emergency physicians, physician assistants, pediatricians and nurses are specially trained in advanced life-support and emergency treatment. We work in partnership with paramedics and first responders to ensure seamless care is provided to every patient.
When a traumatic injury occurs, patients needs quick access to advanced care. At HealthONE, we offer emergency rooms that feature Level I and Level II trauma centers, fully equipped to handle any life-threatening trauma condition. Our specially trained trauma teams are standing by 24/7 to ensure patients receive the high-quality treatment they need to heal.
HealthONE trauma center locations:
- Level I - Swedish Medical Center
- Level II - North Suburban Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora
Pediatric-friendly emergency services
If your little one needs advanced emergency care, we offer specialized pediatric emergency services at our HealthONE emergency rooms across metro Denver.
For the most advanced ER care, our Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) offers 24/7 care for your child in dedicated pediatric settings. Your child will be evaluated and treated by our expert pediatric nurses and doctors to ensure they receive the treatment they deserve. These services are available at the RMHC main campus in Denver's Medical District, and at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree.
Transparent ER wait times
HealthONE is committed to better serving your healthcare needs and helping you find quick access to high-quality emergency medical care. To do this, we publicly post our average ER wait times—including the wait time for our separate pediatric ER—to help you make the most informed decision on where to seek care.
Patients are evaluated upon arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their symptoms and reason for visiting the ER.
Our ER wait times are calculated by a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes and is defined as the time of the patient's arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional.
ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.
When to go to the ER
If you have a condition that, without treatment, may cause you serious discomfort or complications, go to the closest ER as soon as possible.
Symptoms or conditions that should be treated in an ER include:
- Abdominal pain
- Broken bones
- Certain behavioral health issues
- Chest pain
- Concussion or head trauma
- Heart attack
- Open wounds
- Severe allergic reaction
- Stroke (cerebrovascular accidents)
- Trouble breathing
Stroke care from the region’s leaders
The Swedish Neuro Network at HealthONE is a network of care that connects the region’s leading stroke experts enabling our emergency rooms to provide care with a strong focus on starting treatment as fast as possible. Additionally, our neurology departments offer acute stroke care and rehabilitation, helping more stroke patients than any other health system in Colorado. From initial diagnostics and intervention to ongoing care, we ensure stroke victims and survivors have expertise close by.
Learn more about our stroke care.
ER vs urgent care?
Figuring out whether you or a loved one needs emergency care or urgent care may not be easy, especially if symptoms appear serious.
Urgent care centers typically provide treatment for commonplace sicknesses and injuries, such as flu symptoms and ankle sprains. Most urgent care clinics, however, are not able to treat some of the more serious conditions listed above.