Emergency room (ER) in Uptown Denver

When a medical emergency occurs, your family deserves quality emergency care as quickly as possible. At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, we're prepared 24/7 to offer emergency care in the Denver area to both adults and children.

Our doctors have years of experience treating a wide range of emergency conditions, so you can rest easy when your care is in our expert hands. Our goal is to ensure you receive high-quality emergency care when you need it most.

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

Comprehensive emergency care

At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, we offer advanced emergency care in the heart of Denver. Our goal is to provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments that meet the needs of our patients. Our board-certified emergency physicians are available 24/7 to address your questions and provide continued care throughout your visit.

To provide exceptional care to our patients, our ER includes:

  • Cardiac and stroke alert programs
  • Coordination with local EMS to alert our team of a cardiac emergency, allowing us to offer rapid heart and stroke care
  • On-site, cardiac cath lab, laboratory services, and diagnostic imaging, including:
    • Computed tomography (CT) scan
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Ultrasound
  • Rapid detection and treatment of sepsis

Pediatric emergency room

Our pediatricians offer 24/7 care when your child needs it most. Our 24-hour pediatric ER is conveniently located within Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. Our location is one of five children's ERs in partnership with Rocky Mountain Children's Hospital.

When your doctor's office is closed, our Nurse Advice Line can answer your questions. If you are in the Denver metro area, call us at (303) 563-3300 or if you are outside of Denver, call us at (877) 647-7440. For medical emergencies, always call 911.

Conditions and symptoms we treat

Our ER specialists treat a variety of symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reaction
  • Blood loss
  • Bone fracture
  • Certain behavioral disorders
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Emergency medicine
  • Heart conditions
  • Nausea
  • Neurological conditions, such as a seizure
  • Organ failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Poisoning
  • Spider bite
  • Virus

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

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.

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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