The Emergency Department strives to provide prompt and professional care when you need immediate medical attention. It is open 24 hours every day and is staffed by physicians who are experienced in treating seriously ill and injured patients. Our emergency nurses are specially trained in emergency care and are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Trauma Nursing.
Shortly after your arrival at the emergency department, a registered nurse will evaluate your condition, check your vital signs, and ask about your health history. This process is called “triage,” which means “to sort by priority.” It ensures that the most seriously ill and injured patients are seen first. Patients with less serious illnesses or injuries may be asked to wait, and will be cared for on a first-come, first-served basis.
Urgent Care, open 10 am to 10 pm every day, is here to provide care for less serious or minor illnesses and injuries. Typical conditions would include sore throats, earaches, sprains, strains, colds, coughs, and minor lacerations and fractures. It is located in the Emergency Department.
Know the difference
The following illustration explains some of the differences between our Urgent Care and Emergency Room services.