When a child has a medical emergency, injury or ailment, it’s essential to get emergency medical care as quickly as possible. Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s (P/SL) offers emergency pediatric care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for children and adolescents in the Denver community.
The pediatric emergency room at P/SL offers rapid emergency care with minimized wait times available online and updated every 30 minutes. You can also get our average ER wait times by texting “ER” to 23000 or calling 720-523-3888.
Head injuries are among the most serious medical conditions our children can face, and require specialized treatment and management throughout the recovery process. RMHC at P/SL is an industry leader in preventing and treating concussions in emergency situations.
Our board-certified pediatric emergency physicians are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and provide rapid diagnosis, treatment and recovery – even in the emergency room.
Care Specially Designed for Kids
Our board-certified pediatricians and pediatric specialists share their expertise and passion in caring for children with a wide variety of emergency medical conditions. Because an emergency room situation can be nerve-wracking for both parents and children, we work to keep kids calm, and parents reassured, with leading pain and anxiety reducing techniques.
We also utilize specially designed kid-sized equipment, cheerful welcoming decor and highly effective pain management for children’s injuries, while maintaining close communication with the child’s primary care doctor.
Our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
P/SL is also home to the largest NICU in the region for neonatal emergencies that require additional care. Our Level IV NICU, the highest designation, offers round-the-clock care from neonatologists and hospitalists, as well as special designation for delivery room resuscitation, repertory care, high-frequency ventilation and surgery.
Because every second counts during an emergency, our NICU and pediatric ER teams work hand-in-hand to ensure the highest-quality, uninterrupted care for you and your child.
If you’re not sure whether your child needs to go to the emergency room, here are some signs when it might be time.
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For more information, contact us at (720) 754-1000. If you or your child is having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.