Vail Emergency Department
Vail Valley Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED) is a 24-hour Level III Trauma Center staffed by board-certified emergency 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 also treated promptly and efficiently. The emergency department serves the emergency medical needs of the community, as well as our summer and winter 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
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.
For more information about the Emergency Department, please call (970) 479-7225.
A NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOR VVMC
A fundraising campaign has been initiated to rebuild our current Emergency Department to meet the demands of our patients. If you are interested in learning about this project, please contact Jack Eck, MD, Senior Director of Development, at (970) 477-5202.
The Emergency Department is a service of Vail Valley Medical Center.