Should I Take My Child to the ER?
It’s one of the most important questions parents can face: Is this bad enough for the emergency room? You ask yourself, “am I neglecting my child by not visiting the ER, or am I overreacting?”
Every year, one in five children require emergency medical care. The Medical Center of Aurora has a pediatric ER at its main campus location, as well as a free-standing ER at the Centennial Medical Plaza that is a part of the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children System of Pediatric Care.
When should a parent bring a child to the ER? Choose a topic below for more information:
- Abdominal Pain
- Changes in Breathing
- Cough or Sore Throat
- Ingestion of Nonfood Items
- Sports Injury
- Vomiting or Diarrhea
The Medical Center of Aurora offers 3 ER locations:
- Main Campus ER—Level II Trauma Center, with dedicated Pediatric Care provided by board-certified pediatric emergency physicians between the hours of 3-10 p.m.
- Centennial Medical Plaza ER—RMHC System of Pediatric Care
- Saddle Rock ER
All locations are open 24/7 and are staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and experienced nurses. Please see the map below for locations, addresses, and phone numbers.