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Pediatric Emergency Services

Children's ER care in greater Denver, CO

Our Emergency Rooms across South Denver work in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to provide specialized medical care for kids. We provide pediatric ER care at all of our locations, including the Swedish Medical Center main campus ER, Belmar ER and Southwest ER.

Children require special care during emergency situations. Each of our facilities is equipped to treat pediatric patients while providing compassionate care. Our goal is to make each child feel comfortable in what could be a scary situation.

Swedish Hospital Children's ER

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Swedish has created a special pediatric ER that evaluates and treats patients up to age 18.

At RMHC at Swedish, our special pediatric ER features five treatment rooms set apart from our adult rooms, that are staffed by a pediatrician as well as a dedicated emergency department certified nurses and technicians. All of our pediatric ER doctors are double board-certified in both pediatrics and emergency medicine.

As a Level I Trauma Center, Swedish also is prepared to care for the most serious injuries and maintains specially equipped trauma rooms for pediatric patients.

Don’t Wait! Our wait times are often less than 30 minutes. Check the bar above for an up-to-the-minute ER Wait Time estimate.

If your child should need to be hospitalized, Swedish has a dedicated 11-bed Pediatric Unit and a six-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. These areas are staffed by a team of pediatric hospitalists, pediatric intensivists and registered nurse – all highly experienced in caring for kids of all ages.

You can reach the Swedish Pediatric Unit by calling 303-788-6505 and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit by calling 303-788-PICU (303-788-7428).

"Ouchless" ER

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center offers an "ouchless ER," which includes:

  • Tools for sedation to provide relaxation and comfort for patients
  • Pain-free IV starts
  • A coordinated and concentrated effort to reduce pain and anxiety for both kids and their parents

Should I Take My Child to the ER?

You may be thinking: "Am I overlooking something serious by not taking my child to the ER or am I overreacting?" We typically treat kids with symptoms such as:

  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Head Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • High Fevers

Check your child’s symptoms here

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Kids ER Open When You Need It Most

Main Campus Pediatric ER
501 E. Hampden Avenue
Englewood, Colorado 80113

RMHC at Swedish's pediatric ER is staffed at the times you'll likely need it – in the evenings and on weekends, when doctors' offices are closed:

Weekdays: 4:00 p.m. to Midnight

Weekends & Holidays: 2:00 p.m. to Midnight

On weekdays from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and during weekends and holidays from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., our pediatric emergency patients continue to receive outstanding care in our Emergency Department from our highly regarded board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

Southwest ER
6196 S. Ammons Way
Littleton, Colorado 80123

The Southwest ER in Littleton offers care close to home! This free-standing emergency room is a part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children System of Pediatric Care. Here, children are treated by experienced board-certified emergency physicians as well as nurses specially trained in pediatric care. If your child requires further care, he/she would be transferred to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

The Swedish Southwest ER is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Learn more about the Southwest ER