Pediatric care in north Denver

NSCM Pediatric Care

Whether your child is in need of a wellness check-up or has broken a bone, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton, Colorado has pediatric physicians you can trust.

Not sure if your child needs ER care? Call (303) 563-3300 to speak to a pediatric nurse—Weekdays from 5:00pm to 8:00am and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays.

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Pediatric-friendly emergency room

As an affiliate of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, our pediatric-friendly emergency room (ER) offers kid-sized medical equipment and board-certified pediatricians from the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

Our pediatric-friendly ER is an "ouchless ER," which includes:

  • Tools for sedation to provide relaxation and comfort for patients
  • Pain-free IV starts
  • Coordinated and concentrated effort to reduce pain and anxiety for both kids and their parents

North Suburban's pediatric-friendly ER is open from 10 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, 365 days a year.

If your child needs emergency care outside of these hours, he or she can be seen in our main ER and will receive exceptional care. Our main ER is open 24/7 and offers emergency medicine physicians and pediatric nursing staff.

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, always call 911 first.

Pediatric hospital care

The Pediatric Hospital Unit at North Suburban is staffed by expert pediatric nurses and doctors to care for children needing hospital care. Our secured unit features spacious rooms and a kid’s playroom with toys, books and video games as a way to engage and be a fun distraction for our pediatric patients while they are in our care.

For more intensive pediatric care, our sister facility, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, provides a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), the most advanced pediatric operating room in the country and a full spectrum of pediatric specialists.

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Pediatric primary care

Our experienced, compassionate network of pediatricians provides family-focused care to the Thornton, Westminster and north Denver communities.

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We take our pediatric care very seriously and follow recommended dosage guidelines to ensure your child is well taken care of during treatment. Read more about dosage intake for our pediatric patients: