It's an Emergency Until You Have Expert Answers

Swedish Medical Center is proud to offer comprehensive emergency care to the southern Denver communities through the Swedish Southwest ER (SWER). The Jefferson County location is here to provide convenient access for those located in and surrounding the areas of Columbine, Highlands Ranch and Littleton hospital care and resources.

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

Facility features and amenities

Swedish Southwest ER is an award-winning, full-service 24-hour emergency department. At the facility, we have 18 private patient rooms, featuring five rooms equipped for 24-hour, round-the-clock observation stays. The Southwest ER offers patients access to a full range of services on-site, including diagnostic imaging, radiology and health analysis through the full service lab, as well as Swedish-satellite administrative offices. A CT scanner, X-ray suite and ultrasound suite are available at Southwest. All of the medical images and scans taken can be digitally transferred to the main Swedish hospital campus and to your physician's office for shared viewing via the Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS). 

Swedish Southwest ER is staffed by board-certified adult and pediatric medicine physicians, experienced nurses, radiology and laboratory technicians as well as on-call specialty physicians available for various health consultations.

A Rocky Mountain Hospital affiliate

When your child needs medical attention after hours, we are here to help, and we are located right here in your neighborhood! We are a part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children System of Pediatric Care. At Swedish, children are treated by experienced board-certified emergency physicians as well as nurses specially trained in pediatric care.

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Southwest ER is an "ouchless ER." Our pediatric specialists pride themselves on delivering compassionate care for every child that comes to our facility while coordinating and concentrating on creating a comfortable environment for kids and their parents to reduce pain and relieve anxiety as much as possible. Our pediatric doctors and nurses are capable of performing pain-free IV starts, and when necessary, are highly qualified and experienced with tools for sedation to provide relaxation and comfort for patients.

If your child requires further care, he/she will be transferred to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, giving your child access to the widest spectrum of pediatric specialty care in Denver.

Should your child go to the ER?

Is your child's illness or injury worthy of a visit to the pediatrician in the morning, a trip to urgent care or should you seek care at an emergency room? Let us help you decide:

Service excellence

At Swedish Southwest ER, we are known for our SWER Low-Risk Cardiac Program for Chest Pain Patients and are a national leader in patient satisfaction among ER patients in the United States. Swedish provided care for more than 20,000 patients last year; you can be assured that your health is in the best hands possible at a Swedish health center.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about the various services and amenities offered at the Swedish Southwest ER, feel free to reach to us at 303-932-6911 for more information about the facility. The Southwest ER is a 24/7 operated emergency care center and its full contact information is as follows:

6196 South Ammons Way
Littleton, Colorado 80123
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Phone: 303-932-6911
Fax: 303-933-5090