ER Wait Time in Denver Hospitals

These are the average wait times Denver hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

Total Wait Times
Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical CenterDenver 1h 45m
Rose Medical CenterDenver 1h 57m
Centura Health-Porter Adventist HospitalDenver 2h 33m
Exempla Saint Joseph HospitalDenver 2h 57m
Denver Health Medical CenterDenver 3h 1m
National Jewish HealthDenver N/A

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 76 minute wait difference between the fastest Denver emergency room and the slowest.


Apr 29, 2017, 4:57 PM
: "I was told by Urologist after a CT Scan to go to Greenville Mem Hospital ER because of a kidney infection. I was admitted pretty quickly and hooked up to an IV. I never saw anyone for an hour and a half. I had 3 alarms going off including an empty IV most of that time. No one ever came. I had to get off the bed and stretch the IV\r\nso I could just get my head beyond the curtain to catch someone's attention. I said I wanted to leave and they said I would have to sign a release which I told them I would be happy to do. Another hour and no release , so I walked out, It's a good thing I didn't have a heart attack ( I've had 3) or I would be dead. Remember 3 alarms were already going off and no one responded. Their excuse- shift change." - S.

Apr 14, 2017, 2:07 AM
: "A family member under the age of 10 was having suicidal thoughts and made many attempts. We waitied over 6 hours to be seen. When then request to be discharged to have her taken to another hospital and they wouldn't.My family amd ai understood the importance of the child being seen but waiting the time we waited and still no time when she would ne seen was hard to understand. The nurse was head nurse was rude and carefree. It hurt to already have a love one feel like giving up on life at such a young age. But the experience wqs comforting either." - Unknown

Apr 12, 2017, 2:47 AM
: "The Lexington County ER is an abomination. Last year, they sent me home when I was septic, telling me to stop throwing up. When I came back in by ambulance, I ended up having a colectomy. Been here 2-1/2 hits in severe pain, possible bowl obstruction. Nasty woman behind the desk said it could be another 3-1/2 hours. Wish there was somewhere else best us but there isn't...." - Barbara

Apr 05, 2017, 1:11 AM
: "1. Colleton County Hospital in Walterboro SC sent my Dad home in an ambulance with a staph infection on his arm and babbling incoherently and unable to sit up on his own- less than 12 hours after calling 911 to get him-STROKE.. I immediately came when called and had him taken back to the hospital within a few hours. Great Pictures of the staph on his arm. Oh no...there is more? Oh yes there is....\r\n2.Colleton County Hospital in Walterboro SC sent my Mom Home with some Magic Mouthwash not covered by Medicare/BCBS and 53.00 at CVS of course. Her symptoms you ask? Well, the doc never asked if she was vomiting or had a headache...the white patches on the roof of her mouth, the red dots on her tongue, the red scratchy throat and the fact she doesn't have any lymph nodes on one side due to treated aggressive neck cancer should at least warrant a culture. Sorry Doc, the fever was high for a few hours when it hit her....that lymphatic system works a certain way doesn't it when most of is removed...fevers don't last ..but the infection does. Wait till you see these pictures...they are even better than having the patient in your face. \r\nSomebody is teaching these employees to do things a certain way. I would be embarrassed right now to be on the board of this hospital. A former US Chamber employee in DC thanks you for your consistent incompetence at this facility based on their personal experience.\r\n\r\n" - pissesoffnow

Apr 03, 2017, 10:04 PM
: "I've been in the ICU at SRHS in Pascagula,MS for 4 days now. I have not been allowed to bath or even brush my teeth. The staff treats you like you have the pleage or something. All they do is sit around and watch YouTube videos and laugh. When you press your emergency call button they just hit cancel call and continue watching videos. I actually heard one gentleman say "I wish that old bitch would just die already. More like a third world country than a hospital." - Jon

Apr 03, 2017, 11:52 AM
: "I go via ambulance with an asthma attack and they took me off the stretcher put me in a wheel chair and wheeled me into the waiting area there I say for get this 7 hrs mind u I can't breathe do i left and went to express catr" - Linda

Apr 02, 2017, 10:21 AM
: "This ER is hands down the worst I have ever seen. If you don't arrive by ambulance, you could wait up to 8 hours to be seen or longer. I know of some people whose father died sitting waiting to be seen in the ER. And there were a total of 3 people there in the entire ER. Drive to Greenville... or call an ambulance. The nurse told me that the ER dept is contracted out at this hospital. The doctors are not truly employees of that hospital. " - kathy

Mar 27, 2017, 6:36 PM
: "Horribly long waiting time.Went in ER at 8:00 pm finally seen and released at 5:00 am next day. I would not go here again unreasonable and unorganized ER." - Sally

Mar 27, 2017, 7:44 AM
: "3/27/2017,,, been here since 1am and it's 17 minutes to 8am!! People are waiting and have not been seen, Shame" - Cheryl

Mar 26, 2017, 9:12 PM
: "I went in 02/26/17 with a lot of stomach issues sepis blood pancreatic and others got in er waited 6 hours for room . Then got my room had to keep begging for pain shots while some of the nurses that wouldn't work didn't care if I died while laughing at nurses stations ! My Dr Susan Lowry is great! but I don't expect to be treated inhuman again ! The icu has the best care maybe fire the nurses or retrain in patient sensitivity! My hands and wrist forearms looked bad cause no one knew how to find a vein. I have pictures of my hands ! they wouldn't come to help me to the restroom but one can Olivia is the sweetest person ! yes if I have to I would come back cause of dr. Lowry but I can guarnetee I will not be talked to as 47 yr old n not 3 yr old child please fix this problem before it gets worst! I have pictures of my wrists and forearms if u need to see them!I had panic attack one night took one 1 minute to get there Melissa James the rest was at nurses stations laughing the whole time ignoring my call light and/or turning it off and not caring ! I sincerely hope this is taken care of ! shame on the nurses on the floorn their unprofessionally conduct " - Darlene

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