Emergency medical services in Aurora, Colorado

At The Medical Center of Aurora, we understand that some things just can't wait. When the unexpected occurs, you can count on our emergency rooms (ER) and emergency medicine teams for quick, expert care.

Our ER doctors are available 24/7 to provide advanced treatment for conditions such as heart attack or traumatic injuries, to ensure you receive high-quality treatment when you need it most.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.


Our emergency room has been recognized as Chest Pain Center of Excellence and a certified Primary Stroke Center.

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Emergency medical centers

The Medical Center of Aurora offers patients access to expert emergency care in the southeast Denver area, including the Aurora and Centennial communities.

Our ER doctors are equipped to handle almost any emergency medical condition, including heart attack and stroke. For patients who need higher levels of care, we offer a Level II Trauma Center. There, we provide trauma care for patients experiencing a life-threatening emergencies.

Expert emergency care team

Our emergency and trauma programs offer patients access to medical specialists who are trained to stabilize patients in need of urgent care.

Our multispecialty team includes:

  • Cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons
  • Chaplains, social workers and case managers
  • Critical care nurses
  • Emergency medicine doctors and surgeons
  • ER technicians and X-ray technicians
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists
  • Plastic surgeons and oral-maxillofacial surgeons
  • Radiologists
  • Trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses

Telemedicine emergency care

As HealthONE facilities, all of our ER locations have 24/7 access to an extensive network of stroke and behavioral health experts through our telemedicine program.

Using a telemedicine camera and monitoring system, these specialized physicians can instantly evaluate and diagnose patients, working with the on-site ER physician to initiate treatment. Telemedicine technology brings advanced stroke and mental health care from all over the region, straight to your evaluation.

Conditions and symptoms we treat

Our emergency care physicians treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blood loss
  • Bone fracture
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Falls
  • Heart conditions
  • Nausea
  • Neurological conditions, such as seizures
  • Organ failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Poisoning
  • Spider bite
  • Trauma
  • Virus

Behavioral health treatment

Additionally, our hospital is equipped to treat patients who need advanced care for behavioral health conditions If you or a loved one is experiencing self-destructive behavior, our ER doctors can provide an evaluation and consultation.

Seek medical attention immediately for:

  • Ingestion of toxic substances
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Severe depression
  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  • Self-inflicted wounds

OBGYN emergency care

We offer an OBGYN ER in the obstetrics unit on our hospital's second floor. Our OBGYN ER is staffed by obstetric and gynecologic physicians and nurse practitioners to provide our patients expert care when they need it most.

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
  • Behavioral Health Emergencies
  • Broken bone
  • Chest pain
  • Concussion or head trauma
  • Heart attack
  • Open wound
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Stroke
  • Trouble breathing

For more information, you can also view our guide on when to go to the ER.

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.

If you are unsure if you need to go to the ER, review our helpful guide on when to go to an ER or urgent care.

Our emergency center locations

We offer three convenient locations that serve the southeast Denver area, including:

Main campus ER

As a Level II Trauma Center, The Medical Center of Aurora's main campus ER is equipped to handle all types of conditions in our 24/7 ER. We have advanced technology to ensure quick, precise care. We are also home to a Chest Pain Center of Excellence and a certified Primary Stroke Center.

We also have a rapid medical evaluation program that allows patients with less severe conditions to receive care quickly and safely, shortening their hospital visits. Rapid medical evaluation is available seven days a week from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

If your provider prescribes medication during your ER visit, we offer the Aurora Outpatient Pharmacy. Here, you may order your medications, and we'll deliver them to your hospital room before discharge. We hope this service makes your transition home from the ER easier and more convenient.

Centennial Hospital ER

Centennial Hospital ER is a full-service ER staffed 24/7 with board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained pediatric nurses. It is also an Accredited Chest Pain Center. As the only ER in Centennial, Colorado, our patients can expect fast, high-quality care.

This location also offers convenient pharmacy services through the Centennial Outpatient Pharmacy.

Insurance information

We accept most insurance providers and welcome Kaiser Permanente members.

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Emergency care at HealthONE

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. Emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections, in addition to life-threatening conditions.

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