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Emergency Room

Emergencies happen, please don’t delay your care

We are always there in your time of crisis. Our emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and emergency care nurses. Our ER staff provides quick and efficient access to care for you or your family members.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 and ask to be taken to your nearest hospital.

Sophisticated monitoring equipment in the emergency room (ER) is available to aid in the diagnosis and evaluation of victims of severe trauma, possible heart attack or other life-threatening situations. Our Emergency Department can also provide treatment for minor, non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses through our Fast Track unit.

Is the emergency room safe?

Our hospital is safe, operational and prepared to handle health emergencies as well as coronavirus cases. We isolate suspected COVID-19 patients to keep our other patients and healthcare professionals safe.

We are confident we can effectively care for an infected patient with little risk to our other patients, and Dameron Hospital closely follows CDC protocols and works with local public health departments to ensure we are safe and ready when emergencies happen.

Don't delay your care

During this time of uncertainty, many are apprehensive to visit a hospital and don’t want to overwhelm healthcare resources. But don’t delay care when something urgent comes up—we have the resources we need and are prepared and available to care for you and your family.

When should I go to the Emergency Room?

Go to the emergency room for problems that can’t wait, such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding or trauma
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of or blurred vision
  • High, uncontrolled fever
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Broken bones

When should I go to urgent care?

Visit an urgent care for urgent problems that aren’t life-threatening but still need attention, such as:

  • Coughs, colds and sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rashes or skin irritations like sunburn
  • Minor burn
  • Ear infections and sinus infections
  • Minor cuts and lacerations

Still not sure?

If you are not sure which location is best suited for your condition and you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you are home and experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and have been in contact with someone who likely has an active coronavirus infection, we encourage you to call your primary care physician or clinic before arriving.

Important things to bring with you

We understand that most visits to the Emergency Department aren't planned. However, if possible, being prepared and knowing what to expect can help alleviate some of the stress you may experience. When visiting our Emergency Department, here are some things to make sure you bring with you to help expedite your treatment.

  • Your health insurance information card (including Medicare and supplemental plan information)
  • Photo identification (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • A list of the medications that you take, or the bottles containing your medicine and vitamins and other pills not prescribed by your doctor
  • Any records or recent test results you may have concerning your health
  • A list of immunizations (If you are bringing your child to the ER)
  • A list of emergency contacts and contact information for your regular medical providers