Pediatric emergency room in Denver

A visit to the emergency room is scary for both children and their parents. When kids get sick or hurt, the expert team at the Rose Medical Center emergency room is here to take care of them, keeping children comfortable and parents reassured. Our ER is proud to be part of the  Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children System of Pediatric Care.

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Our Pediatric ER staff and services

We offer special services, including tools and policies, for treating young patients. Our team of ER nurses specialize in caring for pediatric patients, and our pediatric ER is designed specifically for the safety and comfort of children. In addition, our ER team can quickly connect to the pediatric emergency physicians at the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children by telemedicine at any time.

Our pediatric care designation with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children gives our patients access to the widest spectrum of pediatric specialty care in Denver, including the most advanced Pediatric OR in the entire country. If your child is in need of ongoing care, he or she would be transferred to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children’s leading Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Inpatient Pediatric Unit.

Rose’s ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note the new public entrance off of 9th & Cherry; download a map here. It’s easy to take advantage of our valet service and parking spots dedicated to ER patients.

"Ouchless" ER

Rose 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

Symptoms we treat

Below are the common symptoms we treat to help you identify when to consider a trip to the ER. When possible, please be sure to first consult with your child’s pediatrician to determine next steps in treatment and whether or not to visit the ER.

Symptoms we treat include:

  • Abdominal pain: Pain is severe, unrelenting and/or inconsolable.
  • Bites: Bite is to the hand, face and/or joint – this can lead to an increased risk of underlying damage and infection.
  • Changes in breathing: A newborn’s breathing irregular, your child (of any age) stops breathing or changes in breathing is prolonged.
  • Cuts or injury: Cut is severe, deep or if after 10-15 minutes of pressure, bleeding does not subside.
  • Fever: Fever is higher than 100.4 (babies under 3 months), 102.2 (three months to three years) or 102 (children three and older) degrees.
  • Ingestion of nonfood items: If your child has no or minimal symptoms, first call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222. If your child does not look well, loses consciousness or experiences seizures/convulsions, visit the ER immediately.
  • Rash: More serious rashes that may require emergency care are those accompanied by fever, pain, shortness of breath, swelling and/or occur after severe reactions to medications.
  • Sports injury: Emergency care may be required if the bone is protruding or misshapen, your child is experiencing neck pain, has a fever, loses consciousness and/or has vomited more than once.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea: Visit the ER if your child is vomiting repeatedly, has blood in his/her stool, is not urinating, has a high fever, is inconsolable and/or is lethargic.

For questions or for more information, please contact us at (303) 320-2455.