About Stapleton ER
Rose Medical Center is excited to offer the Stapleton and Northeast Denver communities more opportunities to provide care for the whole family closer to home. Conveniently located at the corner of Northfield Blvd. and Wabash St. in the Northfield area of Stapleton, it’s just a few blocks north of I-70 and a few blocks east of Quebec.
Contact the Stapleton ER directly at (303) 577-1500 or our pediatric nurse line at (303) 563-3300. Remember to always call 911 first if you think you are experiencing a medical emergency.
The Rose Stapleton ER is an extension of Rose Medical Center, as though separated by “a long hallway,” says our Medical Director of Emergency Services, Dr. Andrew Ziller. It is staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and specially trained emergency nurses—the same doctors and nurses you know from our main ER on 9th and Cherry.
Plus, the Rose Stapleton ER is part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children System of pediatric care. This means our ER team can quickly connect to the pediatric emergency physicians at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children by telemedicine at any time.
And if a Stapleton ER patient needs to be transferred to Rose for additional care, or if a pediatric patient needs to be transferred to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for additional care, the ambulance transfer is done at no cost to the patient.
However, if you choose to be admitted to another hospital other than Rose (for adults) or Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (for children) and require ambulance transport, your insurance company will be billed by the ambulance company.
Stapleton ER features
The Rose Stapleton ER is open 24 hours a day, seven day a week and offers high quality emergency care with the aid of:
- Short wait times
- Board-certified emergency physicians—the same doctors you know from Rose Medical Center
- Compassionate, specially trained nurses
- X-ray, CT and ultrasound on-site
- Comprehensive lab services
- Dedicated pediatric entrance and waiting room
Frequently asked questions about Stapleton ER
No. The Rose Stapleton emergency room (ER) is state licensed to operate only as an emergency room. The emergency services offered at the Stapleton ER are the same as the services offered at the Rose Medical Center main ER.
Rose Medical Center, including the Rose Stapleton ER, takes all major insurance. You can call our insurance verification line at (804) 267-4000 to inquire about your specific insurance (available Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Eastern time). However, with the many specific nuances in insurance plans, we recommend you contact your insurance company to find out for sure. The insurance company would have the most up-to-date information about what your plan covers, such as in-network vs. out of network and co-pays.
All emergency rooms are strictly regulated by the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (or EMTALA), a federal statute that directs that all patients who present at an emergency department must be seen for care (with specific exceptions* and how to handle them as defined by EMTALA). EMTALA is Section 1867(a) of the Social Security Act, within the section of the U.S. Code that governs Medicare.
What does this mean, though? Specifically, as it relates to understanding the prospective cost of emergency room medical care, EMTALA directs hospitals that they cannot provide financial information that may dissuade a patient from seeking care due to inability to pay. In short, if a patient comes to either Rose emergency room in need of medical care, we provide medical care*, insurance or financial status notwithstanding. (*Exceptions are only due to EMTALA-directed guidelines, not a patient's ability to pay.)
In addition, at the registration desk at the front of the emergency room, our staff is not able to provide an estimate of cost because the patient has not yet been evaluated and diagnosis and treatments not yet determined/administered, plus ultimate out of pocket costs are dependent on insurance coverage and how much a patient has met of their annual deductible, which is information our front desk registrars don't have.
Unfortunately, no, that is not something our ER staff can do. EMTALA guides this as well. The Rose Stapleton ER cannot "triage" or try to diagnose a patient over the phone as a phone call does not constitute a proper examination with our ER physicians, and our staff is not licensed to do so. This is the same case at the front desk at both Rose emergency rooms: we cannot provide medical counsel about whether a patient's condition "warrants" an ER visit without an actual examination.
Feel free to call Rose’s nurse triage line at (888) 389-2755 to speak to a nurse to help you decide whether you may need an ER or an urgent care. In addition, the Colorado Hospital Association has a great resource to help you determine what type of care you or loved one may need: your primary care physician, an urgent care or an emergency room. Visit whereforcare.org to learn more.
Yes! Through our affiliation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, we are able to offer excellent pediatric care and have pediatric specialists immediately available for consult by phone or through telemedicine. We also have a dedicated pediatric entrance and waiting room for your littles as well as three exam rooms dedicated to pediatric care, with special peds tools and colorful imagery.
The Rose Stapleton ER is fully integrated as a department of Rose Medical Center. If your treating physician determines that you require admission to Rose, we will arrange for you to be transported by ambulance directly to an inpatient room at Rose Medical Center (or "direct admit," which means you don't need to be seen in the main ER). Your ER physician will provide information about your condition to an admitting physician at Rose before you arrive.
The cost of a visit to any emergency room, including both our Main ER and the Rose Stapleton ER, varies depending on:
- Your condition.
- Diagnosis and treatments delivered; this includes your visit with our physician but also may include lab work, radiology/imaging, prescription written, urinalysis and many more tests and tools used for diagnosis and treatment.
- Like all emergency rooms, the two Rose emergency rooms provide emergency treatment into 5 levels as defined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid.
- Your insurance coverage: Financial responsibility can vary depending on your insurance plan, including co-pay and potentially co-insurance, and deductible. We recommend you review your insurance coverage to better understand your financial responsibility for an ER visit.
Yes, the Stapleton ER is equipped to receive ambulances and we are proud to be a resource for our local EMS providers. Just as at the Rose Main ER, we seek to provide a seamless transition of care for patients arriving by ambulance. We also want to be good neighbors, and realize residential communities surround our location. We've shared this feedback with our EMS partners, and they strive to minimize disturbances caused by lights and sirens.