If you or a loved one are experiencing an urgent or emergent medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Call (970) 479-7225 with questions. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days/week. The Emergency Department is located in Vail Health Hospital at 181 W. Meadow Drive, Vail, CO 81657.
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. 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
- Limited Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) Program – Please call our 24/7 administrative nurse supervisor at (970) 471-9286 to determine the closest resources within our SANE network, including St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco.
As a Level III Trauma Center, our physicians and trauma team are ready 24/7.
- 24-hour immediate coverage by general surgeons, as well as coverage by the specialties of orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology and critical care.
- Top trauma and orthopaedic surgeons
- Full-time cardiologists with Cardiac Catheterization Lab on-site
- Tertiary care needs such as cardiac surgery, hemodialysis and microvascular surgery may be referred to a Level I Trauma Center.
- State-of-the-art imaging and diagnostics
- On-site laboratory
- Intensive Care Unit for critical patients
- Family Birth Center with Level II Nursery
- Emergency helicopter transport
- Transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center
- Back-up care for rural and community hospitals
- SBIRT Health Educatior. Vail Health's Trauma Services department has a full-time Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) health educator. Statistics show that almost 50 percent of trauma patients have a positive blood alcohol concentration and that excessive drinking and substance abuse are significant risk factors for traumatic injury. The health educator's role is to screen all trauma patients. Those patients who are found to be at risk for alcohol or substance abuse will then be provided a brief intervention, and if necessary, a referral to treatment.