Pediatric Emergency Care for Cough, Sore Throat, North Denver

Coughs and sore throats are very common, especially during the winter months. Most children recover from a cough or sore throat with home treatments or a visit to your pediatrician. However, if your child displays any of the following symptoms or has a compromised immune system, seek care from a pediatric ER.

Emergency Care May Be Necessary If a Cough/Sore Throat is Accompanied By:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • High fever
    • Higher than 100.4 degrees for children 3 months and younger
    • Higher than 102.2 degrees for children 3 months and older
  • Coughing up blood
  • Cannot swallow
  • Muffled voice
  • Cannot open his or her mouth fully
  • Significant swelling on one side of the throat, which may indicate a tonsil abscess 

Visiting our ERs

North Suburban has three ERs in the North Denver area. Open 7 days a week, our main hospital emergency room has kid-sized medical equipment and cheerful private rooms to help calm our little patients. Plus, our pediatric ER is staffed by pediatric-trained emergency nurses and board-certified pediatricians from the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, who provide the highest level of care. Please see the map below for locations, addresses, and phone numbers.