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We’re Ready When You Need Us

We’re Ready When You Need Us

The care team at Mercy’s Emergency Department (ED or ER??) provide highly skilled care for thousands of patients around the clock, every year 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Equipped with the support of advanced diagnostic technology and backed by Mercy’s state-of-the-art inpatient care, we’re ready to care for you or a family member when you need us.

And with wait times lower than the state and national averages, our care is as timely as it is comprehensive.

Is It Safe to Come To the ER During the COVID Crisis?

We understand coming to the ER during this uncertain time can be confusing, but we want you to know we are committed to providing safe, high-quality and compassionate care when you need us most.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, do not be afraid to come to the Mercy ER for immediate care. We have implemented additional procedures to help ensure your safety. Delaying the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a potential emergency condition can put you at greater risk – particularly for those with symptoms of stroke and heart attack.

Conditions or symptoms that should be seen in the Mercy ER include:

  • Chest pain
  • Several abdominal pain
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Deep cuts or punctures
  • Bleeding that will not stop
  • Head injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • High fevers
  • Seizures
  • Sudden blurred vision