Children's emergency room (ER) in Denver

When it comes to your child, you only want the best. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge Medical Center, we are dedicated to providing high-quality emergency medical services specifically tailored to your little one.

If your child is in need of immediate medical attention, our emergency specialists are standing by 24/7 to ensure they receive the expert care, when they need it most.

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911.

Children's emergency care

As part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children network, Sky Ridge offers comprehensive pediatric care and emergency services.

Our pediatric ER has a dedicated kid-friendly wing within the Adult ER. We are open 24/7 and staffed with experienced pediatric doctors and nurses prepared to treat any medical emergency.

Pediatric emergency services and amenities

Our pediatric ER is specially designed for children. At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge, you will find:

  • Access to care 24/7
  • Ambulance access and private patient rooms
  • Doctors, nurses and technicians who are specially trained to work with children
  • Kid-friendly waiting room
  • “Ouchless” ER experience with pain- and anxiety-reducing techniques
  • Pediatric-specific medical equipment
  • Pediatric radiologists and anesthesiologists
  • Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children multispecialty physician suite for:
    • Cardiology
    • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
    • Gastroenterology
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedics
    • Surgery
    • Urology
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Sky Ridge Medical Center

Pediatric inpatient unit

If your child gets admitted to Sky Ridge Medical Center after being seen in our pediatric emergency room, our pediatric inpatient unit provides continuity of care and serves as a safe and comfortable place to heal.

Children staying with us have direct access to pediatric experts within a range of medical specialties, from orthopedics to neurology.

For more information about our pediatric inpatient unit, please call (720) 225-KIDZ (5362).

Pediatric emergency conditions we treat

Our doctors are equipped to treat wide range of pediatric conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Appendicitis
  • Bleeding problems
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Ingestion of poison
  • Injuries
  • Parasite bites
  • Puncture wounds

A stress-free pediatric ER experience for families

We understand that going to the ER can be overwhelming for children. To help ease their concerns, we use a communication system that is easy for kids to understand. Each child admitted to the ER will receive a tablet that explains care and treatment to pediatric patients through carefully crafted videos. The system also sends instant messages to update patients and provides profiles on the nursing staff and doctors.

This system facilitates communication and entertainment in an easy, efficient way. While waiting for results, patients may browse the internet, view health-related videos, watch shows or play age-appropriate games. It serves as a fun distraction for children during procedures and allows our pediatric specialists to focus on what they do best—caring for kids.

Through using this system, we can increase treatment efficiency, patient satisfaction and understanding. It helps families know what to expect next during their ER visit and better understand care instructions upon returning home.

Pediatric emergency care at HealthONE

Specialized staff provide pediatric emergency care in a pediatric-friendly emergency room (ER). Highly trained pediatric doctors and nurses use child-sized medical equipment to evaluate and treat your child for medical emergencies.

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