Emergency Department

If you have a medical or life-threatening or limb-threatening emergency dial 911 immediately.
6001 E Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80923
Emergency Care Hours:
24/7 Emergency Care


The Level III Trauma Center at St. Francis Hospital is the home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air-ambulance helicopter service and the maternal/child transport team, providing emergency room and surgical services 24/7.

Pediatric Friendly Emergency Room

When your child needs emergent care, turn to the pediatric friendly ER at St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. We know children have very specific health needs and are best served with care specifically designed for them. The pediatric friendly ER team understands that life with children can be chaotic and strives to make our services convenient for families. Located at the corner of Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard, the pediatric friendly ER is the best and most convenient emergency care destination for children in northeastern El Paso County. 

Our Services

  • Level III Trauma Center
  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Flight For Life®, Colorado’s Air and Ground Transport Services
  • Board-certified physicians trained to treat all pediatric emergencies
  • Designated pediatric treatment rooms with kid-sized equipment
  • Specially-trained pediatric nurses and staff

Emergency Care Examples

These are examples of diagnoses that are typically considered emergent. This list is not comprehensive or considered a replacement for a clinical examination, and may vary based on your specific symptoms and condition.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Baby less than 2 years old with a fever
  • Blood clots and DVTs
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Chest pain or chest pressure
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or loss of consciousness
  • Eye injuries
  • Foreign body removal
  • Head injury
  • Heart palpitations/racing heart rate
  • High blood pressure crisis (severe headache, severe anxiety, shortness of breath, nosebleed)
  • High fever or fever with rash
  • Kidney stones 
  • Major burns
  • Major wounds or bleeding that won’t stop
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Poisoning
  • Seizure
  • Severe allergies
  • Severe back pain
  • Severe flu or pneumonia
  • Severe headache
  • Stroke symptoms (including sudden onset of slurred speech, impaired vision, numbness, confusion, dizziness)
  • Sudden change in vision
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Sudden testicular pain or swelling
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or hallucinations
  • Vomiting or dehydration

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