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.

HospitalCity
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.

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Dec 06, 2016, 8:50 AM
: "I was in a wreck, T Bone by a big truck. Went to Summit. WAITAED for 5 hours. Had a few xrays and a couple of images in a CT. NEVER saw a doctor. My bill was $13,095. THIS IS CRAZY! I could have gone to Hermitage imagining for about $200. I WOULD NAEVEAR AEVAER GO THAERE or recommend that anyone go there. THIS CHARGE is out rageous." - C

Nov 11, 2016, 3:00 PM
: "Crap all the way around" - Kari

Oct 31, 2016, 5:19 PM
: "Migraines again. Please help" - Elizabeth

Oct 28, 2016, 2:34 AM
: "I brought my 88 year old mother to Signature Healthcare, Brockton Hospital in Brockton Massachusetts. She had already been diagnosed with pneumonia and opacities on her lung at Health Express in Raynham Massachusetts. I needed to get her antibiotics before the pharmacy closed. They told me that she would be waiting in the emergency room for more than that length of time. When I got back with the antibiotics, she was no longer in the aisleway on a gurney. They did not allow me into the emergency room for over an hour. I was supposed to tell the doctor about the opacities on her lungs from Health Express in Raynham along with her CD of the x-rays. When I finally got in to the emergency room, and she was not there, one nurse accused me of hollering at her and told me that I could either holler at her or she could get my mother's nurse and find out what was going wrong. I was not hollering at that bitch. They gave her yet another x-ray and told me that no hospital accepts x-rays from another hospital. I was hollered at by her physician. He told me that since my mother has smoked for 50 years, with 16 years of not smoking, that she had an extremely high potential of having lung cancer. Why was he such a bully? And why did he tell me what I already knew? This was nothing but cruelty. I wanted to know why they did not do a cat scan on her, after an x-ray had already been done to her. The attending nurse told me that a CT scan would be awfully high and radiation. Could she express that in Rads, Rems, Sieverts, Curies, Becquerels, Roentgens? NO! I was bullied and lied to many times at that Goddamn Hospital. Finally, I was told by the bully, dr. Muse, that my mother had opacities in her lungs because of COPD. When she felt badly two days later, I brought her back to the same fucking Hospital. They finally gave her a cat-scan and a man who could not speak English at all told me that she may have a malignancy in her lungs. He sounded like an insane zombie.Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital is a death house where you go to die. I have seen this time and again with many people. The nurses and doctors at this shithole do not care about you or anyone else. I was friends with one of the nurses there, who died at age 52. I know this for a fact. If you go there, you will go there to die. This place is hell. All they do is contradict themselves, lie and abuse you. They abuse the patients even more.I brought my mother back 2 days later, and they gave her an x-ray and Cat Scan on the same day. What happened to the large amounts of X radiation? The nurse was an imbecile. A Madman of a doctor, who could not speak English told me that she may have a malignancy. He sounded like a zombie. I have never heard anyone speak that badly in my entire life. If you value your life, stay the hell away from Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital in Massachusetts." - Franklin

Oct 22, 2016, 3:46 PM
: "I live in jax fl. I was diagnosed with malignant hypertension 1 1/2 yes ago. In this amount of time I've been to er many times.two weeks ago I fell in bathtub and hit my back and head. Went to park west er my blood pressure was 210/140 I weigh 100lbs. Dr did no xrays, ct or MRI. Felt my back gave me 1 Tylenol and said that there was nothing wrong with me. Didn't even address my blood pressure. Every time I have gone to this er they treated me like I wanted drugs to get high. I have had 3 back surgeries, torn ligament in my neck and was in pain mgmt for 15 yes. I'm 44yrs old w/ no ins but yet they have never gotten a dirty urine test from me so I would like to know where they get off saying I'm drug seeking when there's never been anything in my system. I think that majority of er drs in this town need to go back to school er wherever to learn how to show compassion for the pt and not put labels on people when all anyone wants is to be treated w compassion not like the scum of the earth." - k.

Oct 15, 2016, 7:51 AM
: "Henry Mayo hospital in Valencia CA is the worst. I fell at work and was knock unconscious. I was out I know until LA county fire dept and paramedics came to the scene. I was put in an e- collar and laid on a flat board. Nothing was given to me for the pain. I arrived by ambulance and the young doctor took his time. He did not even do a CT Scan of my head. Everyone knows if you fall, hit your head on concrete flooring and are unconscious you need this test. He ignored it and only did an X-ray of my neck, back and 2 wrists. Meanwhile my head was pounding like it was going to come off. Also they the ER nurses could not even run an IV in me as I have has a lot of surgeries. Come on they say they are the best and more trained than say a floor nurse. \r\nSo, I was sent home, with just a casual option to stay over night for observation. \r\nTo make matters worse I had to keep going back for the severe pain in my back, neck and head. My workmans comp Doctor made sure I had a CT scan done , 3 days later. Yes it proved to be a concussion, but what if I had a brain bleed? Would I of died? \r\nAnother doctor following had the nerve to say to me that he heads the concussion division and is an advocate , Dr. Pruitt. That it's not uncommon or serious. Yet young athletes are dying from concussions. But what is really sad, I looked at one of the ER doctors ther who goes by Dr. Oliver and said your the ER Doctor who can't stand me. Now I had fallen agAin at my house and 911 brought me in the middle of the night. He excused himself came back, said "I'm a doctor trying to help you". But unfortunately there is nothing I can do for you. Also your red listed for wanting pain narcotics. I never once went to any hospital or doctor and asked for pain narcotic RX's or IV meds that way. They have the hold and control of the patient to not turn them into addicts. Also I said do a simple blood or urine test for anything or that sort on me. It was disturbing and I was humiliated. That Dr. Oliver had no idea who I was and that 911 brought me in. He said I talk to your boy friend who brought you here. Wrong, so so many mistakes. Now I'm told I will never get off that hospital red alert list. It is not fair. \r\nI was just given a RX of 20 Norco pain killers for my booched root canal 2 weeks ago. Out of 20, I have only taken 3. So, I guess I proved I don't go to doctors or hospitals for narcotics!! The joke is on them...." - Christine

Oct 04, 2016, 7:54 PM
: "IN 2014 I HAD A SERIOUES BACK SURGERY I WAS DOING GREAT IT WAS FILLING REAL GOOD .I HAD TO GO TO MISSION ER FOR A KINDEY INFECTIONS AND IT WOULD HAD BEEN FINE IF I HADING HAD TO WAIT 9 HOURS SETTING AND THAN MY BACK STARTING HURTING REAL BAD. WHEN THEY FINALLY CALLED ME BACK. I WAITING 2 MORE HOURS AND WHEN WE GOT OUT OF THE HOSTIPAL IT WAS 3 0CLOCK IN THE NEXT MORNING WHEN WE GOT HOME .I WAS HURTIG SO BAD IN MY BACK AND I WENT TO BED AND COULDN'T GET OUT FOR 6 MONTHES IT HURT SO BAD ALL THE TIME IT HAD MESS MY BACK UP AGAIN THE DOCTER THAT DONE THE SUGERY COULDN'T DO ANYTHING FOR ME SO I LAYED IN BED AND HURT SO BAD AND I COULDN'T EAT AND I LOST SO MUCH WEIGH. MY HUSBAND SAID WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE YOU BACK TO THE HOSIPAL I SAID I CAN'T SET AND WAIT AGAIN SO HE CALLED A ABULATION AND WHEN THEY GOT HERE. I WAS SO BAD AND DEHIDERATE THEY COULDN'T GET A I V IN ME BUT HE PUTCH ME SO MANY TIMES MY VEINS HAD CLAPES SO WHEN I WAS WAITING I KEPT TELL THEN THEY WOULD HAVE TO GET SOMEBODY THAT KNEW HOW TO DO THAT. BUT THERE WAS TWO MKORE NURSE YOU COME AND PUSH ME SOME ANDBLOD MY VEINS AND FINALLY THEY GOT SOMEBODY THAT JUST DID THAT SHE GOT IT RIGHT IN. THEY GAVE ME SOMETHING FOR NAUSE AND DID A CATSRAN AND SHE SAID IT SHOWS SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND THAT WAS ALL THEY SENT ME HOME WITH NAUSE MEDICINE AND THAT WAS ALL THEY DID.I CAME HOME AND WENT TO BED AND FINALLY NI SAID I CAN'T JUST LAY IN BED AND HURT ALL THE TIME SO MY SON TOLD ME TO TRY TO GO TO HIS CARPRATER AND HE SAID I HAD SIACT SONTOS CANAL AND HE WORK ON MY BACK AND FINALLY HE GOT ME WHERE I COULD SET UP A LITTLE. BUT MY BACK IS MESS UP FOR LIFE .MY DOCTER SAID THERE WASN'T ANYTHING THEY COULD DO NOW IT WAS TO MESS UP. I PULLED EVERYTHING BACK OUT. I ON PAIN PILLS NOW AND WILL BE THE REST OF MY LIFE.THATS WHAT THE DOCTER SAID I WOULD HAVE TO DO FOR MY LIFE TIME. THE MISSION HOSTIPAL CAUSE IT TO DO THAT BECAUSE A I HAD TO SET SO LONG BEFORE I GOT HELP.I MIGHT SUE THEM FOR MESS MY LIFE UP." - COLUMBIA

Sep 28, 2016, 1:16 AM
: "Oh, we are at Soringfield, Missouri, Mercy Hospital." - M

Sep 28, 2016, 1:14 AM
: "Pathetic wait time!!! Been here 8 hours and still not seen a Dr. Got here 430 pm and it's 1230 am now. One lady has a broken arm and has been here in the waiting room 7 hours. No pain meds. Can't eat not drink because she might have to have surgery. Tues, Sept 27 to Wed, Sept 28." - M

Sep 19, 2016, 9:47 PM
: "Longest wait times ever! My mother had been taken by EMT's to Scripps Mercy Hospital due to severe abdominal pain. It's been 7hrs+ since she's been here and we are still waiting on consultantation on wether or not my mother will be discharged. The results on her CAT scan took nearly 3-4hrs to receive and her condition was given to us by a nurse and not the doctor herself. This is hands down the worst hospital experience that I've had not once, but twice from these facilities. Eventually we had to be handed over to another doctor. Hopefully comments like these are actually reviewed to help in approving the level of service given." - Isaiah

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