Vail Health Hospital's Emergency Department is open 24/7 for urgent and emergent care of all injury and illness in Vail, CO.
Open 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
Vail Health's Emergency Department (ED) is a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center staffed by board-certified physicians. Emergency trauma care is available to infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adults of all ages. Our highly trained staff is qualified to care for medical emergencies and stabilization of critical patients with full resuscitation capabilities. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available to provide medical and forensic care, as well as counseling and legal resources, to people who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Walk-in patients are treated promptly and efficiently. The emergency department serves the emergency medical needs of the community, and visitors.
  • Emergent and trauma care
  • Treatment and care of sports-related injuries with expertise in ski injuries, splinting and casting
  • Disaster preparedness and response in conjunction with county and pre-hospital agencies
  • Occupational health services
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Program 
The American College of Emergency Physicians recommends that patients visit The Emergency Department if the following warning signs are exhibited.
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion or changes in mental status
  • Any sudden or severe pain
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusual abdominal pain
Please note, children may display different symptoms than adults. Always get immediate medical attention if you think a child is having a medical emergency.