Emergency Medicine

Emergency Room (ER) In Colorado

Middle Park Health, 1000 Granby Park Drive South Granby, 970.887.5800

Middle Park Health 1000 Granby Park Drive South Granby

Middle Park Health 1000 Granby Park Drive South Granby 970-887-5800

Middle Park Health, 214 South 4th Street, Kremmling, 970.724.3442

214 4th St, Kremmling, CO 80459, USA

Middle Park Health 214 South 4th Street, Kremmling 970-724-3442

Your family deserves quick ER access

The emergency rooms at Middle Park Health in Granby and Kremmling provide 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week,  year-round care to the growing and diverse communities in Grand County. When you enter our doors, our extensively trained staff and ER physicians and nurses will treat your health emergencies with skill and urgency. Take comfort in knowing your closest emergency room is ready to provide your entire family with excellent emergency care fast.

Short ER wait times

Don’t expect to sit in a waiting room for hours at Middle Park Health. Our ER staff connects with patients upon arrival and quickly escorts them into the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. We pride ourselves on our short wait times.

When should I go to the ER?

An emergency room is not a replacement for your primary care doctor. It should only be used in the event of a medical emergency, or if your doctor’s office is not open. A medical emergency, put simply, is a potentially life-threatening situation.

A commitment to quality care

As Colorado’s first Level IV Trauma Center, the MPH Emergency Department takes great pride in providing the consistently excellent patient care you, or your loved ones, need in the event of a medical emergency.

When to Use the Emergency Department

An emergency means you could die if you don’t get care quickly. Or you could be hurt permanently (disabled). Read below to know when to use—and when not to use—an emergency department (also called ED).

Dangers to your life

Here are examples of emergencies. This is not a complete list. These need immediate care:

  • A hard time breathing
  • Severe chest pain or pressure
  • Choking
  • Severe bleeding
  • Suddenly not able to move or speak
  • Suddenly not being able to feel an arm or a leg
  • Blacking out (fainting)`
  • Poisoning
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Changes in mental status or confusion, difficulty waking, unusual behavior
  • Changes in vision
  • Sudden onset of “worst headache of your life”
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Thoughts of harming another person

Dangers of permanent injuries

Here are other emergencies. These also need care right away:

  • Deep cuts or severe burns
  • Broken bones, or sudden severe pain and swelling in a joint

When it’s an emergency

If you have an emergency, follow the steps below. 1. Go to the nearest emergency department

  • If you can, go to the hospital ED closest to you right away.
  • If you cannot get there right away, or if it is not safe to move the victim, or take yourself, call 911 or your police emergency number.

2. Call your primary care doctor after the emergency care

  • Tell your doctor about the emergency. Call within 24 hours of going to the ED.
  • If you can’t call, have someone call for you.
  • Go to your doctor (not the ED) for any follow-up care.

When it’s not an emergency

If a problem is not an emergency, follow these steps: 1. Call your primary care doctor

  • If you don’t know the name of your doctor, call your health plan.
  • If you can’t call, have someone call for you.

2. Follow instructions

  • Your doctor will tell you what you should do
  • You may be told to see your doctor right away. You may be told to go to the ED. Or you may be told to go to an urgent care center.
  • Follow your doctor’s advice.

Source: Krames Patient Education