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Emergency & Trauma Services

Expert Emergency Care at Two Convenient Locations

To protect our patients and staff, all people entering a BCH Emergency Department will be required to wear a mask (exceptions include children <2 yrs. old or medical reasons such as trouble breathing, unconsciousness, or someone unable to remove a mask without assistance).
*Bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with valves are not acceptable.

Emergency & Trauma Care - Foothills Hospital in Boulder

nurse helping childFoothills Hospital provides 24-hour access to high-level emergency medical care from board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially-trained nurses. We care for patients requiring treatment for everything from broken bones to strokes to life- and limb-threatening injuries. In the event you suffer a serious injury, our expert team of medical professionals are ready to deliver outstanding evaluation, treatment, compassion and care close to home.

As the first Level II Trauma Center in Boulder County, BCH has the sophisticated resources and expertise readily available to treat seriously injured patients.

  • Level II Trauma Center, highest level in Boulder County
  • Nationally-certified Primary Stroke Center
  • Most comprehensive treatment for heart conditions in Boulder County

We work closely with our local Emergency Medical Services partners -- paramedics and first responders -- to provide the high-quality, prompt care you need.

Emergency Care - Community Medical Center in Lafayette

We provide 24-hour access to high-level emergency medical care from board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially-trained nurses at the Community Medical Center in Lafayette, CO. In the event you experience a serious injury or illness, our expert team of medical professionals are ready to deliver outstanding evaluation, treatment, compassion and care close to home.

  • Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Staffed by board-certified emergency physicians
  • Full laboratory services and advanced imaging technology

Cost of an Emergency Department Visit

Emergency Department charges are based on the level of emergency care provided to our patients at either our Foothills Hospital Emergency Department in Boulder or the Emergency Department at our Community Medical Center in Lafayette.

The levels, with level 1 representing basic emergency care, reflect the type of accommodations needed, the personnel resources, the intensity of care and the amount of time needed to provide treatment. The following charges do not include fees for drugs, appliances, supplies or additional ancillary procedures that may be required for particular emergency treatment. They also do not include fees for Emergency Department physicians, who will bill separately for their services. Our price estimate rates reflect the amount a patient might pay if they take advantage of our Boulder Community Health prompt-pay self-pay discount.

Important Information

Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

People 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For updated Vaccine Clinic hours and general vaccine info, please visit our vaccine page.