It’s one of the most important questions parents can face: is this bad enough for the emergency room? You ask yourself, “am I neglecting my child by not visiting the ER, or am I overreacting?”

Every year, one in five children require emergency medical care.

For families in Denver, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) has five 24/7 emergency departments that offer around-the-clock access to board-certified pediatric emergency doctors and pediatricians, caring for children and adolescents.

When should a parent make a trip to the ER? Select a topic below for information about when you might need to bring your child to an ER: