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.
For Referring Providers
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.