Emergency Department

If you have a medical or life-threatening or limb-threatening emergency dial 911 immediately.
1338 Phay Ave
Canon City, CO 81212
Emergency Care Hours:
24/7 Emergency Care
Urgent Care Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
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The St. Thomas More Emergency Department receives more than 18,000 visits each year. It is designated a Level IV trauma center and is accessible by Flight For Life® Colorado’s air and ground transport services to transport patients to the most appropriate medical facility for care. It is staffed 24 hours a day by skilled physicians, nurses and other medical specialists who work in partnership with nearby hospitals in Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver when necessary.

Our Services

  • 24-hour emergency room
  • Level IV trauma center as designated by the State of Colorado
  • Partnership with Flight For Life® Colorado’s air and ground transport services
  • Emergent stroke ready hospital

Emergency Care Examples

These are examples of diagnoses that are typically considered emergent. This list is not comprehensive or considered a replacement for a clinical examination, and may vary based on your specific symptoms and condition.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Baby less than 2 years old with a fever
  • Blood clots and DVTs
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Chest pain or chest pressure
  • Coughing up or vomiting blood
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Dizziness or loss of consciousness
  • Eye injuries
  • Foreign body removal
  • Head injury
  • Heart palpitations/racing heart rate
  • High blood pressure crisis (severe headache, severe anxiety, shortness of breath, nosebleed)
  • High fever or fever with rash
  • Kidney stones 
  • Major burns
  • Major wounds or bleeding that won’t stop
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Poisoning
  • Seizure
  • Severe allergies
  • Severe back pain
  • Severe flu or pneumonia
  • Severe headache
  • Stroke symptoms (including sudden onset of slurred speech, impaired vision, numbness, confusion, dizziness)
  • Sudden change in vision
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Sudden testicular pain or swelling
  • Suicidal or homicidal thoughts or hallucinations
  • Vomiting or dehydration

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