24 Hour Emergency Care

The Emergency Room is accessible to children and adults seven days a week, 24 hours a day. If your life is in danger, call 911 immediately. 

Generally, emergency departments have a variety of specialists, including board-certified emergency physicians and nurses. Our network’s hospitals treat more than 75,000 emergency patients each year, including 3,000 patients with critical injuries. Our doctors provide immediate medical assistance to patients experiencing a stroke or heart attack.

What To Bring When You Visit The Emergency Room

Almost all emergency room visits are not planned. If you can, please bring the following items with you:

  • ID
  • Health insurance information card
  • A list of prescriptions and their dosages that you use
  • A list of medicines you are allergic to
  • Questions that you and your family may have
  • Results of recent tests related to your condition
    Your regular medical providers’ contact information

In contrast to other urgent care clinics, 24 Hour Urgent Care offers most services on site.

As Soon As You Arrive

Once you arrive at the Emergency Department and register, a triage nurse will assess your condition. A triage nurse may ask for a brief medical history as well as a physical exam. 

You will be asked to fill out an application for admission and registration.

Depending on the severity of the injury or illness, you may have to wait for a treatment area to become available. The triage nurse should be informed immediately if your condition changes while you are waiting.

Upon Admission

A physician at the Emergency Department will determine whether you will need to be hospitalized. 

Your medical needs will be taken care of by the healthcare team in the assigned unit after you arrive at the hospital.

Those with life-threatening conditions of all ages are treated in emergency departments.

If you require immediate medical attention, emergency centers are the best option.

A physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and nurse are always on duty in emergency departments.

A wide range of advanced medical providers are on site, including cardiologists, neurologists, and orthopedics.

In addition, emergency departments have imaging and laboratory resources for the diagnosis and treatment of severe and life-threatening conditions.

A hospital’s emergency department can provide medical care at any time of the day or night. 

In contrast to urgent care centers and walk-in clinics, they are equipped and staffed to handle even the most complex and critical needs, including heart attacks, strokes, and car accidents.

Following Your Evaluation

Depending on your specific medical condition, a physician at the emergency department may:

  • After being discharged, let you go home
  • Transfer to a partner hospital or admission to the hospital
  • In the emergency room, the patient will be observed further
  • Upon meeting with a physician, an admissions and registration counselor will ask you for your insurance and financial information.

Procedures Provided

In contrast to other urgent care clinics, 24 Hour Urgent Care offers most services on site. 

On-site X-rays, on-site test results, minor surgical procedures such as stitches, and care for broken bones and sprains are included.

As You Are Being Treated

Emergency medicine is the specialty of nurses and physicians. An individualized treatment plan will be developed for you. 

You may be ordered diagnostic procedures and lab tests to confirm your diagnosis. A physician or social worker may also be involved in the evaluation.

Your treatment plans will be discussed with you in the Emergency Department or with you and your family, and your privacy will always be protected.

Upon Discharge

Upon your release from the Emergency Department, you will receive written instructions. 

Make sure that you understand and follow these instructions. 

Following discharge, you will receive instructions regarding follow-up care. 

If you have any questions before you leave, make sure you ask your doctor or nurse.

24-Hour Emergency Care FAQ

There is a difference between urgent care and emergency rooms based on the severity of the health problem. Go to an emergency room if the condition is life-threatening.

‘Emergency Care’ includes inpatient and outpatient hospital services necessary to prevent the death or serious impairment of the recipient’s health.

Under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (“EMTALA”), a hospital cannot refuse medical treatment to a patient if it is an emergency, regardless of whether the patient is insured or not.

An X-ray is a quick, painless test that creates images of the structures inside your body, especially your bones.

As X-ray beams pass through your body, they are absorbed differently depending on the density of the material.

Surgical emergencies are defined as threats to life, organs, limbs, or tissues resulting from trauma, an acute disease process, an acute exacerbation of chronic disease, or a medical or surgical complication.

Among the most common types of general surgery emergencies are respiratory obstructions and pleural diseases.

In LMICs, the total cost of lifesaving service is less than $50 due to efficient systems.