Our doctors and nurses are prepared to treat your immediate health needs from minor to serious injury, illness or disease. When necessary, critically injured or seriously ill patients are treated and stabilized in our Emergency Department and then transferred by ambulance or helicopter to a more specialized facility. Many patients are also admitted to our inpatient units for further care after receiving their initial treatment in the Emergency Department.

Call 911 if you or someone you are with needs immediate medical treatment.

If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” or if you are unsure, it is best to call 911.

  • Is the victim’s condition life-threatening?
  • Could the victim’s condition worsen and become life threatening on the way to the hospital?
  • Does the victim require the skills or equipment of paramedics or EMTs?
  • Could the distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?

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  • Fever
  • Ear Pain, Eye Irritation
  • Sinus Trouble, Coughing
  • Severe Sore Throat
  • Mild Asthma, Flu
  • Allergies & Minor Allergic Reactions
  • Back Pain
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Mild Burns
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Minor Injuries
  • Skin Rashes
  • Cuts, Scrapes, Bruises

When your doctor is unavailable, the Express Medical Center is here, with extended hours that include weekends and even some holidays.


  • Suspected Stroke, Seizures
  • Facial or Eye Trauma
  • Attempted Suicide
  • Suspected Heart Attack
  • Difficulty Breathing, Chest Pain
  • Knife or Gunshot Wounds
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Severe Burns
  • Blood in Stool
  • Amputations, Severe Cuts
  • Broken Bones

The ER should not be used for minor illnesses or injuries.

For poisoning or drug overdose, call the Poison Control hotline at 800.222.1222


  • 21,000 square feet (including Healthy Companies)
  • Central nurse station surrounded by patient rooms
  • Private rooms that are family friendly and convenient
  • Special area for Hazmat treatment
  • Trauma bay with four beds for disaster with multiple injuries
  • Separate entrance for ambulance patients
  • Lab next door for quick blood draws and results
  • Large, comfortable lobby
  • Bedside registration
  • Patient-focused care
  • Reserved parking near the ER canopy for emergency patients

What to expect

You, or someone with you, will first speak with the staff member at the registration desk. He or she will document information about your illness or injury, your name, address, and the name of your regular doctor. Your insurance information will also be collected at that time.

You will receive care in an expedited manner and be placed in an ER room with ongoing care from a designated ER nurse. If blood work or other lab tests are required, be prepared to wait up to an hour for results. X-rays or other imaging may also be required and will examined by both an ER physician and radiology specialist before you receive the results. From your entry to the Emergency Room through your entire stay, our focus is on providing excellent medical care in a compassionate environment.

“I can't say enough about the excellent care my sister-in-law received during a recent experience in the Emergency Room and on the med/surg floor. The nurses couldn't have been nicer... they went above and beyond in caring for her and were concered with how we were doing. Our entire family is truly grateful for the care she received and the experience we had here at our hospital.”

Mabel Rehwald

Please read our pain management guidelines to understand the process we follow for managing your acute or chronic pain while in the Emergency Department.