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The Augusta Health Emergency Department (ED) is a well-equipped facility staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and highly qualified, experienced emergency nurses offering medical care to the critically ill and injured. We have private and comfortable treatment rooms, streamlined admissions and the latest monitoring equipment.
If you arrive by private vehicle (walk-in), a registered triage nurse conducts a brief assessment to determine what treatment you will need. Minor illness or injuries can be treated in the Fast Track area by a nurse practitioner supervised by an ED physician.
Critically ill or injured patients, or those with life-threatening conditions, are immediately assigned to a treatment room.
Our ED is safe, secure, and confidential. The staff has badge access, so patients, family members, and visitors are escorted in and out of the department.
Quick Stats: Each year the Emergency Department treats about 59,000 patients
How You Can Help
Since emergencies can strike at any time, it is crucial to be prepared. To speed along your visit, make sure to have these important items with you on your trip to the emergency department:
- all insurance and other medical cards
- an updated list of any medications you take, including over-the-counter products such as vitamins, herbs, diet pills, and smoking cessation medications
- knowledge of your medical history and any allergies you have