Pediatric Emergency Medicine
The 200 pediatric emergency medicine providers in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provide around-the-clock emergency and urgent care 365 days a year. The main emergency department (ED) is on the Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This ED serves as the region’s only Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center, delivering high-quality emergent care to a geographic area that extends beyond Colorado to Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and New Mexico.
The Division's pediatric emergency medicine faculty also provide care at four additional emergency departments--in Broomfield, Highlands Ranch, Parker, and Colorado Springs. Of these four sites, two have an urgent care track: Broomfield and Highlands Ranch.
When your child becomes sick or injured, it can be difficult to tell how serious it is. You may not know if you should choose an emergency department or urgent care. Dr. Alison Brent, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician on our team, developed a guide to help you decide.
If you are still uncertain whether your child needs emergency or urgent care--or a visit with your child's regular provider the next day--can always call Children's Colorado's free ParentSmart Healthline to speak with an experienced pediatric nurse 24/7. The ParentSmart team helps parents determine whether a child's symptoms necessitate a trip to the ED or not. Call 720-777-0123 to speak with a nurse at any time.
The full-time emergency medicine faculty members are all board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine and provide care for a wide array of medical, surgical, and traumatic conditions.
Our pediatric emergency medicine faculty provide 24/7 phone consultation to primary care providers and emergency departments throughout the region. OneCall is the only call community providers need to make to consult a specialist, access hospital resources or get your patients the care they need.
Dial OneCall for 24-hour specialist consultation, ED/UC transfer, referral, admission, assistance with patient transport and diagnostic dilemmas. For Southern Colorado, call OneCall at 719-305-3999. For all other areas of Colorado and the surrounding region, call 720-777-3999.
When a child experiences a medical emergency or needs a complex level of care, pediatric expertise is critical, both in the hospital and on the way there. Our faculty is responsible for the direction of Children's Colorado's emergency medical transport services for infants, kids, and teens across Colorado – and beyond – through our Children's One pediatric emergency transport program.