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.

Stories



Jan 27, 2020, 2:51 AM
: "On 01/24/2020 3:pm My husband had a Kidney stone so we went to Sacred heart hospital emergency room checked in, there was packed people in the waiting room. Because My husband had a fever and his whole body was shaking all the time. At 8 pm we were still waiting for the room, I asked the front desk how long we will be waiting for getting in and She said I don’t know but we will do our best. At 9:30 pm finally we got in and waiting for another 5 hours of waiting Dr. to check , took an ex-ray and two shots. My husband got released at 2:30 AM. We spent almost 12 hours for limited care at this hospital. This hospital used to really good but now is changing since they changed theirs name. Terrible! We are going to switch to another hospital for the future:(" - May

Jan 27, 2020, 2:51 AM
: "On 01/24/2020 3:pm My husband had a Kidney stone so we went to Sacred heart hospital emergency room checked in, there was packed people in the waiting room. Because My husband had a fever and his whole body was shaking all the time. At 8 pm we were still waiting for the room, I asked the front desk how long we will be waiting for getting in and She said I don’t know but we will do our best. At 9:30 pm finally we got in and waiting for another 5 hours of waiting Dr. to check , took an ex-ray and two shots. My husband got released at 2:30 AM. We spent almost 12 hours for limited care at this hospital. This hospital used to really good but now is changing since they changed theirs name. Terrible! We are going to switch to another hospital for the future:(" - May

Jan 27, 2020, 2:44 AM
: "My husband had a Kidney stone so we went to Sacred heart hospital emergency room on 01/24/2020 3:pm checked in, there was packed people in the waiting room. Because My husband had a fever and whole body was shaking all the time. At 8 pm we were still waiting for the room, I asked the front desk how long we will be waiting for. She said I don’t know but we will do our best. At 9:30 pm finally we got in and waiting another 5 hours of waiting Dr. to check out, took a ex-ray and two shots. My husband got released was at 2:30 AM. We spent almost 12 hours for limited care in this hospital. In the meantime the nurse were chatting with each other but work so I have to go to ask them for help for many times. This hospital used to really good but now is changing since they changed theirs name. " - May

Jan 26, 2020, 1:29 AM
: "I wanna know why it's only white doctors in Hialeah hospital " - Janine

Jan 25, 2020, 1:22 AM
: "Akron General ER has fhe absolute worst wait times of any hospital I have ever been to in NE Ohio. I've waited in the ER waiting room here for 8-10 hours before being seen. A triage nurse will come take your vitals every few hours and make sure you aren't dead yet. After all of this, you will walk by numerous empty rooms when you get back there, and deal with incompetent doctors who don't want to run tests or so their jobs to actually find out what's wrong with you. And do t expect a great time in the waiting room. The one TV is always on CNN and has no volume so that the visually impaired can't even listen, and the soda machine is ALWAYS empty. " - Crystal

Jan 17, 2020, 3:02 PM
: "I went to Johns Hopkins on January 16, 2020. I got there at 1:30PM. I left at 9:30PM. I never even saw a doctor. They said it would probably be another 3 hours before an ED bed would become available. I told them I was leaving and they told me it would be considered AMA (against medical advice) if I left. I’m still in pain today but I can’t go back there and sit for hours. " - Nicole

Jan 17, 2020, 3:02 PM
: "I went to Johns Hopkins on January 16, 2020. I got there at 1:30PM. I left at 9:30PM. I never even saw a doctor. They said it would probably be another 3 hours before an ED bed would become available. I told them I was leaving and they told me it would be considered AMA (against medical advice) if I left. I’m still in pain today but I can’t go back there and sit for hours. " - Nicole

Jan 13, 2020, 10:12 PM
: "Do not trust times on this site. I called several ER’s after seeing these wait times and 2 of the 3 said they had no one in the ER and no wait time. Not sure if this site has been abandoned or what but these times are not at all accurate, at least not in the Dallas area. " - Me

Jan 07, 2020, 3:22 PM
: "We came to Memorial Hermann Medical Center Monday 1/6/20 at 10:40 am at the advice of the nurse in our doctors office. My husband had vitals taken soon after we got here. At 8:30 we had not seen a doctor. When I asked when we might be able to see a doctor I was told that they were "unusually busy and the critically ill patients were stacked up in the back and sitting on the floor. And it could be 4 to 6 hours or more." Exasted, we went to a hotel and slept. After breakfast we came back to the ER at 9:30 am. They took his vials. It's now 2:15pm and we still haven't seen a doctor. Avoid Memorial Hermann ER if you can!
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- Pat

Jan 02, 2020, 9:11 PM
: "Went to st Luke’s in Allentown. MANY Hispanic n black patients come in AFTER me. I spend AT least three hours waiting. I am white. WTF!!!!! I have a headache for three days due to a fall. Gee, it’s a good thing I’m not dying!!!! I can’t work bc every time I try I feel worse. Nauseous, headache gets worse and I am dizzy. Yet bc I’m the wrong color guess what???? I have to wait. " - Tammy

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