Any time, day or night, we're ready to help you in a medical emergency. Our teams of emergency medicine doctors, specialists and specialty-trained nurses, technicians, pharmacists, care managers and others work together to provide lifesaving treatments and personal care. It is our goal to calm your stress, take care of you and your loved ones and support you after you leave.
Getting to the ER
If you have a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. Trained professionals can then begin treatment right away, even before you reach the hospital, and prepare the ER team for your arrival.
At times you may need a higher level of care than is available in your local ER. That’s when you can rely on our resources and partnerships to get you quickly to the right experts within the hospital, at another SCL Health facility or anywhere you need to receive appropriate care.
Why choose Saint Joseph for emergency care?
As one of the newest Level IV Trauma Centers and Emergency Rooms in Denver, Saint Joseph Hospital's downtown Denver location offers all-private rooms and an observation unit. Our emergency care providers work together to give you the care you need from the minute you arrive. We’ll keep your visit smooth and fast by evaluating your situation, getting your test results and starting treatment right away.
Saint Joseph Hospital is home to one of the top heart programs in Colorado, making our Denver ER one of the best places to go in a heart emergency.
With our other convenient ER locations in Aurora, Littleton and Northglenn,you can be seen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, close to home.
Specialized care for emergencies
In addition to comprehensive care for emergencies, our Denver ER offers services for specialized needs:
Learn when to go to the ER.
What to expect when you visit the ER
When you arrive in the ER, you’ll be assessed by a member of our emergency care staff so we can learn about your injury or illness. Following this assessment, you’ll check in at our registration desk to provide any information we need to treat you, like ordering appropriate tests. The severity of your injury or illness will determine the order in which you’re seen by ER staff.
Learn what to bring and what to expect when you go to one of our emergency care centers.