ER Wait Times Disclaimer

Call 911 or go to an Emergency Room Immediately

If you have symptoms of heart attack or stroke, or feel that your "life or limb" is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room (ER) immediately. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, you should visit the ER if you have any of the following warning signs or conditions:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Sudden or severe pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or changes in vision
  • Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Changes in mental status, such as confusion

Non-life Threatening Conditions

Non-life-threatening conditions that would need quick attention in an ER include:

  • Cuts requiring stitches
  • Sprains
  • Simple fractures
  • Eye injuries
  • Flu
  • Fever
  • Severe insect bites

All patients presenting to the Emergency Room receive a Medical Screening Exam to determine whether or not your condition constitutes a medical emergency. If after the Medical Screening Exam, it is determined that your condition is not a medical emergency, we will discuss possible treatment options with you.

The ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).

ER wait times represent a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes, and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.

National average wait time is one hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HCA hospitals strive to beat the national average.

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