EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA SERVICES


DCMH Emergency and Trauma Services are Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year to Serve Emergency Patients.

At the Delta County Memorial Hospital we treat more than 14,000 patients a year. We are certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as a Level IV Trauma Center, and with our board certified emergency room physicians and specially trained registered nurses, we are ready to care for your emergency.

We know that when you arrive at our ER you may be in pain and/or not feeling well at all. We make every effort to start your evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. Any patient with a life threatening illness or injury will be seen IMMEDIATELY. Please understand that it is our duty to take care of those with the most serious issues first.

What to Expect

Triage
On your arrival to the Emergency Room, one of our specially trained nurses will triage you in order to prioritize your care based on your injury or illness, and the number of resources you will require.

Registration
After triage a registration clerk will gather information from you such as name, date of birth, address, and insurance information.


Evaluation and Treatment
As soon as a bed is available you will be taken back to start your care. If one is not available when you arrive you may be asked to wait in the waiting room. Patients may not be seen in the order they arrived. Remember, we treat those with the most serious situation first.

Discharge
If you are not admitted to the hospital you will receive after care instructions to take home. It is very important to let the nurse or physician know if you do not understand your instructions. We want to ensure your treatment is successful so ask questions if you need to!

There are options available for taking care of your bill, please speak to one of our clerks in order to make arrangements.

Thank you for choosing DCMH for your care. We know you have choices and hope to provide the most personalized and efficient care for your needs. No one wants to go to the Emergency Room, but if you need us, we'll be here.