Our extensive network of hospital emergency care
and freestanding emergency care means life-saving help is always nearby.
Two choices for quicker care
We offer emergency care both at UCHealth hospitals as well as at various freestanding emergency care locations throughout the Front Range. You’ll find the same highly qualified emergency medicine doctors and specially trained emergency nurses at both, and at the same cost.
You need emergency care for severe injuries and conditions. Examples include but are not limited to:
Shortness of breath
Significant trauma such as head injury
or severe bleeding
Emergency care vs. urgent care
Many conditions can be treated as quickly and more affordably at a UCHealth urgent care location.
Hospital vs. freestanding
emergency care locations
Freestanding emergency care locations may be closer to you and more personal because they are smaller, with an average of eight beds.
Freestanding emergency care locations can stabilize and treat true emergency conditions—they are not urgent care facilities. For cuts, sprains, possible broken bones, migraines, sore throat or the flu, contact your primary care physician. If you can’t wait, visit one of our urgent care locations.
Our Level I, Level II and Level III trauma centers provide 24/7
access to the most advanced, readily available trauma resources to
treat life-threatening injuries. Expert trauma surgeons and other
physicians, nurses, case managers and technologists at UCHealth
provide the Rocky Mountain region’s best, around-the-clock
care for critically injured patients.