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: