Pediatric Care

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

St. Francis Medical Center
6001 E Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923

Emergency Room: 24/7

Pediatric Care

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Pediatric Friendly Emergency Room

Smarter, Faster Care

When your child needs emergent care, turn to the pediatric friendly ER at St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs. We know children have very specific health needs and are best served with care specifically designed for them. Our pediatric friendly ER treats over 12,000 children annually, so our team of specially-trained medical providers has the experience to care for your child’s emergency. Once you arrive, we deploy a streamlined process for moving children through triage quickly and efficiently to the care they need.

Plus, we’ve created an environment designed with your child’s best interests in mind:

  • Board-certified physicians trained to treat all pediatric emergencies
  • Dedicated pediatric treatment rooms with kid-sized equipment
  • Bedside registration so parents can stay with their child the entire time
  • Specially-trained pediatric nurses and staff
  • Child Life Specialist to help your child experience care in a positive way
  • Pediatric X-ray, CT, MRI and Ultrasound* just steps from the Pediatric ER 
  • Pediatric Patient Care Unit and Ronald McDonald Family Room should your child need hospitalization
  • Coordinated care and communication with your pediatrician and specialists

Family Centered Care

We practice a patient and family-centered approach to care. This approach not only helps you and your child feel better, it results in better outcomes. When families are involved, children have less anxiety and are more cooperative, which helps us to be able to provide the most effective care and treatment possible. Your child’s feelings, emotions and future well-being are a top priority and we encourage you to be with your child throughout the emergency visit. It also means family members may stay with your child at all times while in the ER and help make decisions regarding the child’s care and treatment along the way.

Super Duper Close

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. 

St. Francis Medical Center – Pediatric ER

Beyond the Waiting Room

A behind-the-scenes look into the Pediatric ER at St. Francis Medical Center.

Emergency Contact Sheet

In an emergency, quick contact info for you or your children's caretakers is important.