Pediatric care in North Denver
Whether your child is in need of a wellness checkup, has a case of the sniffles or has broken a bone, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at North Suburban Medical Center has pediatric experts you can trust to take exceptional care of your child. Our experienced, compassionate pediatricians provide family-focused care to the Thornton, Westminster and North Denver communities.
Pediatric Emergencies in North Denver: We're Close. We're Fast.
North Denver Pediatric ER
9191 Grant Street
Thornton, Colorado 80229
As an affiliate of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, our pediatric emergency room at our main hospital has kid-sized medical equipment to care for your child in a pediatric-friendly environment. This specialized pediatric ER is staffed by board-certified pediatricians from the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.
Don’t Wait! Our wait times are often less than 30 minutes. Check the bar above for an up-to-the-minute ER Wait Time estimate.
If your child requires continuing care, he/she may stay in our dedicated five-bed inpatient pediatric unit or, for more serious complications, would be transferred to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. Here, your child has access to:
- the most advanced pediatric OR in the entire country
- a leading Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
- access to a full spectrum of pediatric specialists
Our pediatric ER is open 7 days a week and 365 days a year from 10 a.m. to midnight. If your child need to be seen in the emergency room outside of these hours, our board-certified emergency physicians are also very skilled in caring for children. Additionally, our pediatric ER nursing staff is available in the ER 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at North Suburban Medical Center is 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
Should You Take Your Child to the ER?
Is your child in need of emergency care, or can it wait until the pediatrician’s office is open in the morning? It’s a difficult question for even the most seasoned parent. Let us help you make a healthy decision for you and your child. We typically treat kids with symptoms such as:
- Severe Abdominal Pain
- Head Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Excessive Bleeding
- Difficulty Breathing
- High Fevers