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Emergency Services at University of Colorado Hospital

The ED at UCH is now on the first floor of the new tower, AIP 2, on the west side of the hospital.


The Emergency Department at University of Colorado Hospital is a Level II Trauma Center. This means we are set up to either treat or stabilize all emergency conditions.

Emergency Department entrance at UCH

When should I go to the Emergency Room?

If you have any condition you believe will harm you if you don’t see a doctor within 12-24 hours, you should go to the Emergency Room.

Call 911 if you think you have a true emergency!

Our ER is staffed by doctors and nurses who are highly trained to treat the most serious illnesses and conditions such as:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Serious or multiple injuries from a car wreck
  • Serious or multiple injuries from a high fall
  • Shortness of breath
  • Snakebites
  • Stroke 

Patients with more severe conditions are stabilized and transported to a Level I Trauma Center. We also stabilize and transfer children who are under 12-years-old or who weigh less than 88 pounds.

Appointment information

If possible, bring the following to the Emergency Department:

  • Your photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state or military ID are acceptable)
  • Your insurance card


We're Open Every Day, 24 Hours a Day


Our Contact Information


12505 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

Please DO NOT mail correspondence to the street address. Call the clinic for our mailing address.


Phone Number
(720) 848-9111

Insurance & payment information

University of Colorado Hospital accepts most major insurance plans.


Your insurance co-pay (if required) is due at the time of service.

For your convenience we accept:

  • Cash
  • Personal check
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover


Billing Questions