Denver pediatrics


At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center, we understand that health care isn't one size fits all. We know that children often need different styled treatment than compared to that offered to adults.

Children need special attention, care and even special doctors to ensure that they are brought back to full health as quickly and safely as possible. As a result, Swedish Medical Center offers comprehensive, specialized pediatric services. From offering parenting classes to providing online resources about childhood injury prevention, to bringing aboard the most experienced Denver pediatricians in pediatric emergency care, our dedicated pediatric intensivists always put the health needs of our child patients first while helping them achieve optimal health results.

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Pediatric ER

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center offers after hours pediatric urgent care for the Denver, Lakewood, Littleton and other close by Colorado communities through our dedicated pediatric emergency room. Our top tier children’s hospital in the Denver metropolitan community is specially designed to give children and parents expert attention separate from our adult treatment areas. Staffed by a pediatrician and a pediatric physician assistant certified in emergency medicine overnight, the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center Pediatric ER should be the first destination you think of when your child is suffering from an ailing condition, regardless of the time of day.

If you are ever unsure whether your child’s symptoms merits a visit to the emergency room, review our online pediatric symptom checker. If you find yourself asking when to take your child to the emergency room for a fever, rash, sports injury or any other ailment and feel that after reviewing our online advice that your child does need immediate care, take him or her to a Swedish ER facility right away.

Swedish's pediatric intensive care unit

pediatric care

If your child needs more than routine medical care, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center has a dedicated pediatric team available to help him/her get back to good health. We have specially equipped pediatric trauma rooms, as well as board-certified pediatric intensivists on staff to treat the most serious injuries and illnesses.

Our facility has eleven beds reserved for child patients with a staff comprising of pediatricians and registered nurses who are all highly experienced in caring for kids of all ages. Additionally at the pediatric ER, we also have a six-bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) that is designed to give further medical attention to the children who need it most.

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Swedish Hospital Center is extremely pleased to offer specially-designed pediatric emergency room suites as well as some of the lowest hospital and ER wait times in the Denver area.

Should you have any further questions about what might constitute a Swedish’s emergency room visit for your child or would like more information about our children’s hospital in Denver, Colorado, feel free to reach to us for more information. You can reach the Swedish pediatric unit by calling (303) 788-6505 and the pediatric intensive care unit by calling (303) 788-7428 (PICU).